Fanny Bay Overview
Fanny Bay was originally affiliated with logging operations and some of the old camp buildings and remains of the wharfs and pilings can be seen as part of the scenic views of Baynes Sound. While the name Fanny Bay appeared in documents in the late 1800s, it was not officially adopted by the government until 1923. There is a lack of consensus on its origin. The Fanny Bay real estate market is currently home to about 800 people and renowned for its farmed oysters and the Fanny Bay Inn. This Hamlet is located just north of Rosewall Creek Provincial Park. Mud Bay is a shallow tidal bay south of Fanny Bay and it bounds the south end of the Comox Valley. There are about 125 people living in the area around Mud Bay.
As you drive south along Comox Valley highway 19A to the Fanny Bay area and onwards to the Ships Point area the ocean is immediately to your left. Great views of the ocean from many different locations. If you are looking for a rural setting near the ocean that is about 30-40 minutes from the more active lifestyle of Courtenay, take a look at this area. Not very many traffic lights down here!