This beautiful peaceful beach is rocky and more appropriate for beach strolls than swimming. It’s considered one of the great off-leash dog beaches. Although you will see locals from time to time paddle boarding or windsurfing in McNeill Bay.
Also, known as Shoal Bay, McNeill Bay was named after Captain William Henry McNeill, Master of the Hudson’s Bay Company steamer SS Beaver. This bay is the spot where SS Beaver anchored while scouting for a suitable place for Fort Victoria.
Along the bay is a beautiful esplanade and along Beach Drive, there are plenty of benches to stop and enjoy a nice view of the bay – in the summer, you just might find someone playing the piano!