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Hammond Bay is a smallish body of water between Neck Point Park and Pipers Lagoon, but the name is used for a larger area in North Nanaimo between McGuffie Road and the Biological Station. A lot of Nanaimo's luxury homes are in this area, built to enjoy stunning ocean views.

Most of the waterfront lots were developed in the 1950s-1980s, and those homes enjoy mature landscaping and easy access to Hammond Bay Rd and its buses. There are new homes and developed vacant lots being constructed in the higher elevations all the time, looking way out over the Salish Sea to the Coastal Mountains and Vancouver. The steep slope allows for views from the upper floors of homes AND from the walk-out basements; you can imagine where the nicest basement suites in Nanaimo can be found!

Aerial photo showing Hammond Bay neighbourhood of Nanaimo

Homes & Properties for Sale in Hammond Bay


Nearby Schools

  • Departure Bay Elementary ; 3004 Departure Bay Rd
  • École Hammond Bay Elementary ; 1025 Morningside Dr
  • Frank J. Ney Elementary ; 5301 Williamson Rd
  • Four Seasons Montessori ; 4960 Hammond Bay Rd
  • Dover Bay Secondary ; 6135 McGirr Rd

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Stephenson Point

This neighbourhood straddles the north part of the mouth of Departure Bay. Many of its homes have stunning views into the bay and/or out to sea.

Most of the waterfront homes in Stephenson Point are luxurious, some with elaborate rockwork steps or ramps leading down to the street or to the rocky beach.

Stephenson Point is a 5-8 minute drive from the Departure Bay ferry terminal, a 10-13 minute drive from Downtown, and 9-12 minutes from Woodgrove Mall.

Old Nanaimo postcard with location of Stephenson Point area identified