Beach Parks in Nova Scotia

Beach Parks in Nova Scotia



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Amherst Shore

On the shore of the Northumberland Strait, offering an attractive mixed woodland setting for camping with some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas.

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Battery

Home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.

Bayfield Beach

Sand and pebble beach offers supervised swimming on weekends. Located 6 km (4 mi.) north of Exit 36 off Highway 104, on St. Georges Bay.

Bayswater Beach

A white-sand beach and a picnic area. Beach is supervised (July-August/STC). Outdoor barbecue grills, change rooms and toilets. Located 20 km (12 mi.) south of Hwy 103, Exit 7.

Black Duck Cove

A community managed day-use park with a small sandy beach and a 3.5 km (2.2 mi.) shoreline walking trail.

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Blomidon

Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores.

Blue Sea Beach

Featuring a dune system with a low bank and wide sandy beach on the Northumberland Strait. 

Low tide exposes the long sand flats creating a great environment for family members of all ages to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. 

Cabots Landing

Perched on the shore of Aspy Bay, this site features scenic vistas of the steep face of the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area. Provides access to 3 km beach walk. A National Historic Site cairn commemorates the landing of explorer John Cabot.

Cape Chignecto

Towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, Cape Chignecto has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.

 

Card Lake

A small lakeside park under a canopy of mature softwood trees. The small beach provides an opportunity for a quick dip, or launch a canoe or small boat and explore the lake. Located near Chester, 17 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 103, Exit 8.

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Caribou-Munroes Island

A mile long sand beach offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas and the campground provide excellent opportunities for camping, or just appreciating nature.

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Clam Harbour Beach

A long, wide sandy beach; supervised (July-August weekends only, STC). Visitors can enjoy a picnic in a field on top of a bluff. Also some cross country skiing in winter. Located 10 km (6 mi) south of Lake Charlotte.

Cleveland Beach

A sister beach to Queensland, offering a sandy shoreline and (unsupervised) swimming opportunities. Limited parking. Located east of Hubbards (Hwy 103, Exit 6).

Crystal Crescent Beach

Three white-sand crescent beaches located at the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Boardwalks to the first two beaches. Trailhead for a hike to Pennant Point, 10 km (6 mi) which provides interesting birding and wildlife viewing.

Dalem Lake

This park surrounds a small lake and is shaded by hardwood. Beach is white sand. A 2.2 km (1.5 mi) hiking trail encircles the lake. Birding, wildlife watching and sport fishing opportunities. Located at Boularderie East, 4 km (2.5 mi) north off Highway 105.

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Dollar Lake

Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape. The quiet woodland setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities, including camping, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing. A beautiful sandy beach at the north end of the lake offers fresh water swimming.

Dominion Beach

A 1.5 km (1 mi) sandy beach offering supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Boardwalks provide access to the beach and protect the dunes. Wind surfing opportunities.

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Ellenwood Lake

Nestled between two lakes in the heart of southern Nova Scotia, this 114 ha (280 acre) park offers offers opportunities for sport fishing, hiking, paddling and swimming. 

Located in an International Starlight Foundation designated Starlight Reserve it is a great spot for stargazing.

Falls Lake

Picnic park located on Falls Lake. Carry-in launch point for canoes/kayaks, sport fishing. Limited cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Five Islands

Rising majestically from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre (300 ft.) sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping or any of the many opportunities that abound for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting and clam digging.

Fox Harbour

A sandy beach with warm water on the shore of Fox Harbour. Located at Wallace, 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Route 6.

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Graves Island

Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is typical of many of the small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. This quiet ocean-side campground has long been a popular vacation spot for Nova Scotians and visitors alike.

Groves Point

A sand and pebble beach and warm salt water. Picnic in the field or at tables under a softwood stand. Located 5 km (3 mi) south of Highway 105, before crossing St. Andrew's Channel.

Gulf Shore

A popular public beach with warm water, and a picnic park overlooking the Northumberland Strait. Located 5 km (3 mi) north of Pugwash.

Heather Beach

A small, supervised (July-August / STC) beach offering swimming in the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait. Limited parking area; may be crowded on weekends. Located 8 km (5 mi) east of East Linden.