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

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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.

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Design...

Photo of Listing #448304

$2,050,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,730 ft²

Single Family

3240 Fieldstone Way Sl 1, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448304

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Designed By Delinea Design Consultants Ltd. Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own One Of Only Three Prestigious Residences Perched On The Top Of The Gated Community Of Edgewood. This Exclusive And Modern Designed Home Is...

The Agency

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Design...

Photo of Listing #448307

$1,850,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,230 ft²

Single Family

3240 Fieldstone Way Sl 3, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448307

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Designed By Delinea Design Consultants Ltd. Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own One Of Only Three Prestigious Residence Perched On The Top Of The Gated Community Of Edgewood. This Exclusive And Modern Designed Home Is ...

The Agency

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Design...

Photo of Listing #448306

$1,850,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,113 ft²

Single Family

3240 Fieldstone Way Sl 2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448306

A Beautiful West Coast Contemporary Home Designed By Delinea Design Consultants Ltd. Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own One Of Only Three Prestigious Residences Perched On The Top Of The Gated Community Of Edgewood. This Exclusive And Modern Designed Home Is...

The Agency

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)

A Rare Opportunity To Own This Fabulous Executi...

Photo of Listing #453170

$1,359,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 4,320 ft²

Single Family

2198 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453170

A Rare Opportunity To Own This Fabulous Executive Property That Combines Luxury Dynamic Ocean View Living With Significant Rental Income Possibilities. Perched On Top Of Cilaire Neighbourhood, Built In 2007, This Three-level, 4,300 Sq Ft Property Sits On A ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This New Penthouse Is A Sophisticated And Luxur...

Photo of Listing #451756

$1,299,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,171 ft²

Condo/Strata

2835 Departure Bay Road 101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451756

This New Penthouse Is A Sophisticated And Luxurious Retreat That Reflects The Merging Of Inspiration, Ocean And Architecture. Spanning Over 2170 Sf, This Magnificent Waterfront Residence Graced By Soaring Ceilings And Wall-to-wall Windows Is A Haven For Gaz...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #451954

$1,290,000 Active

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

Single Family

369 Nottingham Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451954

Stunning Ocean View House Situated On The Top Of A Small Hill In Departure Bay. Three Levels 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 Lo...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To This Gorgeous Estate Style, .82 Acre...

Photo of Listing #451341

$1,225,000 Active

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

Single Family

2525 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451341

Welcome To This Gorgeous Estate Style, .82 Acre Property. Built In 1955, And Immaculately Kept Is A 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home That Has Held Onto It's Original Charm & Beauty. Upon Entering The Home You Will Be Welcomed By The Grand Living Room With Natural...

460 Realty Inc.

Cilaire Residence With Ocean Views Into Departu...

REDUCED 90% Photo of Listing #451174

$1,198,000 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 4,202 ft²

Single Family

267 Cilaire Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451174

Cilaire Residence With Ocean Views Into Departure Bay. Situated At The Top Of Departure Bay In The Popular And Mature Neighbourhood Of "cilaire" Is Where You Will Find This Large Residence. Equipped With 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 3 Kitchens, 4202 Sq.ft. Of Livin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This Prestigious Development Of Only...

Photo of Listing #449570

$1,150,000 Active

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

Single Family

Lot C Manzanita Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449570

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

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

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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