Shallow Bay is on the west side of Sucia Island
and gets its name from
the fact that its relatively shallow, approximately 7 feet deep at low
tide and less as you get nearer to the shore, but isn't that always the
case? Shallow Bay's depth may be a problem for deeper draft boats
and sailboats with long keels but many small boats and cruisers only require 3
feet of water and do just fine. If you have any doubt about your draft you
should simply skip Shallow Bay and tie up at
one of Sucia's 5 other coves and bays.
When you moor or anchor in Shallow bay you are near the
middle of the island
just opposite of Echo Bay with access to
the trail system
and you actually share the same pay box, picnic shelter, campsites, & pit
toilets with Echo Bay visitors.
Anchoring in Shallow Bay is also great for watching the sunsets
over Vancouver island and you might be visited by a curious seal or two.