Departure Bay Real Estate

The Departure Bay area is a beautiful oceanside neighbourhood, a bowl-shaped valley rising from a large beach. It is considered to be a highly desirable area owing to its spectacular ocean views, large swimming beach and park, well-kept homes, and central location. Almost anyone who's been to Nanaimo will be familiar with Departure Bay as the large bay where the ferry arrives from Vancouver. (But the ferry terminal is not in the residential area referred to as Departure Bay - it's in the Brechin Hill neighbourhood.)

There are luxury waterfront houses down by the beach of course, but as you go uphill you'll notice a mix of modest "BC boxes" as well as a lot of older and newer custom homes. The southern half of the region (Cilaire and Beach Estates, and the area around the Nanaimo Golf Club - see my map below) features larger parcels with homes built in the 1950s-1970s. The northern part of Departure Bay is more rocky and has 1960s-80s homes built in the peaks and ravines - it's called "Sherwood Forest" and the streets are named accordingly (Prince John Way, Marion Way, Bowstring Close). Of course, there are also many newer homes, especially higher up on the bluffs.

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Properties for Sale in Departure Bay

72 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Breathtaking Views And Classic Elegance Define ...

Photo of Listing #459347

$2,290,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 4,678 ft²

Single Family

1326 Ivy Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459347

Breathtaking Views And Classic Elegance Define This World Class Property In The Departure Bay. In One Of The Most Desirable Locations In The Bay Area, This Home, Custom Built, Offers Luxury Living, Spectacular Vistas And Grand Outdoor Entertaining Spaces. E...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Spectacular Oceanfront On The Beach Of Departur...

Photo of Listing #451214

$2,175,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,479 ft²

Single Family

2600 Randle Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451214

Spectacular Oceanfront On The Beach Of Departure Bay In Nanaimo, Bc. Close To Schools, Downtown Nanaimo, Bc Ferries And All Of Central Nanaimo's Amenities. Level Fenced Corner Lot With Rear Vehicle Access On A No Thru Road. Amazing Beachfront Yard, Private ...

460 Realty Inc.

Live Across From Nanaimo's Departure Bay Beach!...

Photo of Listing #451887

$1,650,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,545 ft²

Single Family

2745 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451887

Live Across From Nanaimo's Departure Bay Beach!! Behind The Blue Door Of This Beach-facing 4-bdrm, 4-bath Home - Including A 1-bdrm Lower Suite - You'll Find Wall-to-wall Light, Smart Design, And Beautiful Interiors. Priceless Ocean And Mountain Views, Deck...

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

Your Custom Dream Home Or Fabulous Development ...

Photo of Listing #459748

$1,300,000 Active

  • 0.69 Acres

Lots/Acreage

3240 Fieldstone Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459748

Your Custom Dream Home Or Fabulous Development Opportunity! Perched At The Top Of Nanaimo's Most Exclusive Gated Community Edgewood Estates Sits This Stunning Property. The Plans Are In Place For 3 Luxurious 3000+ Sq.ft. Patio Homes In Their Own Separate St...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Live Your Dream Life In This Executive Family H...

Photo of Listing #456941

$1,200,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.96 Acres
  • 3,186 ft²

Single Family

1907 Carmel Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456941

Live Your Dream Life In This Executive Family Home Located On A Very Private Estate In The Heart Of A Fantastic Departure Bay Neighbourhood. Follow The Private Tree-lined Driveway To The Sunny, Level Property Which Is Nearly 1 Acre In Size. Year Round Depar...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

This Is True Semi-waterfront With Battersea Roa...

Photo of Listing #454094

$1,200,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,350 ft²

Single Family

2525 Battersea Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454094

This Is True Semi-waterfront With Battersea Road Ending At This Property And Flat Walk-on Beachfront Only 20 Steps Away. Departure Bay Has To Be The Best Waterfront Nanaimo Has To Offer With Sandy Beaches, Beautiful Sunrises, Lots Of Interesting Boating And...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This Prestigious Development Of Only...

Photo of Listing #459966

$1,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 2,153 ft²

Single Family

Lot C Manzanita Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459966

Welcome To This Prestigious Development Of Only 4 Exclusive Residences Now Offering The Pre-sale In Rockwood Height Departure Bay. The West Coast Contemporary Architecture Of This Area Is Cohesive And Impressive. These Luxury Builds Will Include Engineered ...

460 Realty Inc.

Departure Bay Custom Residence - Cottle Creek. ...

Photo of Listing #451971

$1,139,998 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 4,120 ft²

Single Family

105 Bray Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451971

Departure Bay Custom Residence - Cottle Creek. A Truly Unique Residence Not Found In Most Nanaimo Neighborhoods. This Custom Crafted Residence With Loaded Curb Appeal Immediately Makes A Statement As You Approach. Strategically Designed To Its 12,916 Sq.ft....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To 2525 Departure Bay Road, A Gorgeous,...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #456246

$1,075,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.82 Acres
  • 3,631 ft²

Single Family

2525 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456246

Welcome To 2525 Departure Bay Road, A Gorgeous, Estate Like Property On .82 Of An Acre. This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home Features 3,631 Sq.ft On 2 Levels And Is Set Back From The Road & Surrounded By Beautiful Trees. Built In 1955, And Holding Onto All Its C...

460 Realty Inc.

Departure Bay Main Level Entry Home, A True Sta...

Photo of Listing #454270

$995,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 3,578 ft²

Single Family

333 Manhas Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454270

Departure Bay Main Level Entry Home, A True Statement Of Class And Luxury With 6 Beds And 4 Baths, Over 3500 Sq Ft Of Living Space, Which Includes A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite And A 1 Bedroom Private In-law Area. Custom Crafted Residence With Tons Of Curb Appeal...

eXp Realty

Stunning Ocean View House Situated On The Top O...

Photo of Listing #456579

$990,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 4,226 ft²

Single Family

369 Nottingham Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456579

Stunning Ocean View House Situated On The Top Of A Small Hill In Departure Bay. Three Level Home With Private And Excellent Sun Exposure Location With Walking Distance To The Beach. Enter This Beautiful Home On The Lower Floor And You Will Find Nice Big Lob...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Dp Approved Ready To Build South Facing Develop...

Photo of Listing #453598

$949,000 Active

  • 0.46 Acres

Lots/Acreage

1228 Manzanita Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453598

Dp Approved Ready To Build South Facing Development Lot With Ocean And Mountain Views. Located In Prestigious Departure Bay Subdivision Rockwood Heights. Development Permit In Place To Build 4 Contemporary Homes Each With A Unique View Of Ocean, Mountain An...

460 Realty Inc.

View of dozens of Departure Bay homes among the trees

Nearby parks

Nearby Schools:

  • Rock City Elementary ; 3741 Departure Bay Rd
  • Departure Bay Elementary ; 3004 Departure Bay Rd
  • Cilaire Elementary ; 25 Cilaire Dr
  • Wellington Secondary ; 3135 Mexicana Rd

Did You Know?

The first telephone line in British Columbia was installed here in the 1880s - it ran from the wharves at Departure Bay up to the coal town of Wellington (now part of Nanaimo, between Diver Lake and Long Lake). One of the mining engineers assembled the telephone system based on instructions he saw in a science magazine.

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