All Parks in South Shore

All Parks in South Shore

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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.

Camerons Brook

A waterside park offering a shaded rest stop under a canopy of pine and hardwoods. Across the road is access to Ponhook Lake, a favourite for fishing and canoeing. Located approximately 40 km north of Liverpool.

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.

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).


Small park with access to the LaHave River. Adjacent LaHave River Trail. 

East River

A picturesque stop at a sheltered ocean cove on Mahone Bay. Located in East River, 1 km (0.5 mi) east of Hwy 103; Exit 7.

Fancy Lake

A picnic park with freshwater beach access

Accessible Facilities
Electrical Hook-up

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.


A boat launch site on St. Margarets Bay. Limited picnic opportunities. Located on Hwy 3, about 3 km west of Queensland Beach Provincial Park.

Port L’Hebert

Park features a 2.1 km (1.3 mi.) looped trail through hardwoods and granite boulders left by retreating glaciers. Trail provides a pleasant walk to an attractive view of the coast. Site is adjacent a federal migratory bird sanctuary and near Thomas Raddall Provincial Park and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct.

Queensland Beach

A popular beach park with metro area residents. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Arrive early on hot summer days to find a parking spot.

Accessible Facilities
Electrical Hook-up

Rissers Beach

A beautiful white sand beach and boardwalk along an inland marsh provide the perfect setting for swimming, beachcombing or relaxing in the sun. 

Sable River

Park has a canopy of pine providing a relaxing place to stop and a brook running through it changes direction with the tide.

Sand Hills Beach

A 2.5 km (1.5 mi) white-sand beach. The sand flat warms at low tide and then warms the incoming tide for swimming. Spectacular dune system backs the beach. Please use boardwalks and marked paths to protect the dune system. Popular bird watching area. Located about 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Hwy 103, Exit 29.

Second Peninsula

This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located near Lunenburg, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Hwy 103, Exit 10.

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Summerville Beach

One of the finest beaches on the South Shore. Approximately 1 km (1/2 mi) long, the beach is backed by sand dunes and an open saltmarsh. As the dunes are used by piping plover, please keep on designated paths.

Swiss Air Memorial Site (Peggys Cove)

A short (160 m) walking trail through iconic rock formations to a monument erected in memory of the 229 people who lost their lives in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111. Parking area for 12 – 15 vehicles.

Swissair Memorial Site (Bayswater)

Monument placed in memory of those who lost their lives in 1998 when Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean approximately 8 km (5 mi) from shore. The small fishing village of Bayswater was one of the sites used in the recovery operation following the crash.

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Ten Mile Lake

A small lakeside park beneath a stand of pine and hemlock. Relax by the shore or take a quick dip (unsupervised). Excellent fishing. Located 21 km (13 mi) north of Liverpool.

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The Islands

A charming coastal camping park overlooking Shelburne Harbour.  A popular place to stay while visiting the historic Town of Shelburne and surrounding area.  Close to the Town of Shelburne you can walk or bike there on the Roseway River trail just outside the park. Prior to becoming an operational Provincial Park in 1958, there was a granite quarry on site and evidence can still be seen in the park.

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Thomas Raddall

Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore with over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight-seeing, or relaxing on the beach.