Sidney by the Sea


Sidney by the Sea is a quaint town offering you all the services you need to provision your boat. It is also a great town to get ashore, stretch your legs and explore the many small shops, bakery, coffee shops or the Thursday market during the summer months.

  • Sidney is not the greatest place to anchor a boat but if the weather is going to be calm, you can anchor just north of the public wharf.
  • Sidney Spit - mooring balls or anchor off the beach but beware of being exposed to the north and south and also of getting caught in the eel grass.
  • Port Sidney Marina - Customs - 66A - 250-655-3711
  • Van Isle Marina - Customs - Fuel - 250-656-1138
  • North Saanich Marina - Fuel - 250-656-5558
  • Westport Marina - 250-656-2832
  • Lots of great pubs in Sidney offering simple pub fare to more extravagant dishes!
Grocery & Liquor Stores
  • Fairway Market just south of the traffic circle
  • Save-On-Foods at the end of Beacon on the left side
  • Thrifty Foods at the end of Beacon on the right side, delivery available
  • Liquor More south east of the traffic circle, delivery available
  • Government at the end of Beacon on the left side
  • Dickens Liquor Store at the end of Beacon on the right side next to McDonalds
  • Good crabbing can be done of the pier or at Sidney Spit.  At the spit, try crabbing in 60 - 80 feet of water to get the bigger crabs.
Google Map & Navionics Chart

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