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  • Amherst Shore

    Park Info

    2018 Season Dates: June 8 to October 8
    Park contact number: (902) 661-6002
    Civic address: 6596 Hwy 366, Amherst Shore, NS

    On the shore of the Northumberland Strait, Amherst Shore Provincial Park offers an attractive mixed woodland setting for camping. Walking on trails, swimming or beachcombing are enjoyable pastimes at the park. This park, like others along this coast, offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers a 42-site woodland campground (4 pull-through, 2 accessible), showers/comfort station, and a walking trail leading to the unsupervised beach area.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2018. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

    Amherst

    • Cumberland County Museum (36 km)

    Tidnish Bridge

    • Tidnish Information & Interpretive Centre (13 km)

    Oxford

    • Wild Blueberry & Maple Centre (45 km)

    Pugwash

    • Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site (27 km)

     

    New Brunswick Border (13 km)

     

    Nearby Beaches

    • Northport Beach Provincial Park
    • Gulf Shore Provincial Park

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

  • Boylston

    Park Info

    2018 Season Dates: June 8 to September 10
    Civic address: 11131 Hwy 16, Boylston, NS

    Located between the communities of Boylston and Guysborough (town), Boylston Provincial Park is an ideal place to camp while touring the Eastern Shore. The wooded hilltop campground offers a spectacular view of Guysborough Harbour. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 34 wooded campsites, and a picnic area. The picnic area is open until mid October. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2018. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Guysborough (7 km)

    • Osprey Shore Golf Course Resort
    • Mulgrave Road Theatre
    • Guysborough Historical Museum
    • Marina Boat Rental

    Canso (35 km)

    • Grassy Island National Historic Site

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

  • Caribou-Munroes Island

    Park Info

    2018 Season Dates: June 8 to October 8
    Park contact number: (902) 485-6134
    Civic address: 2119 Three Brooks Road, Caribou, NS

    Just a few kilometres from one of Nova Scotia's points of entry, Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park makes a marvellous stop on your way to or from Prince Edward 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.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 95 campsites, 17 open, 4 partially wooded, 74 wooded, picnic areas, and an unsupervised beach. There is a walking trail along the beach out to the island.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2018.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Pictou (6 km)

    • Hector Heritage Quay
    • McCulloch House Museum
    • Northumberland Fisheries Museum

    Stellarton (25 km)

    • Museum of Industry

    Museums and festivals provide a glimpse into the rich Acadian and Celtic heritage found throughout the region.

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

     


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  • Clam Harbour Beach

    Eastern Shore

    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.

    Address: 158 Beach Road, Clam Harbour
    County: Halifax
    Size: 183.22 ha (452.75 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.598 W62 53.141
  • Dominion Beach

    Cape Breton

    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.

    Address: 48 Lower Mitchell Avenue, Dominion.
    County: Cape Breton
    Size: 27.96 ha (69.19 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.818 W60 01.729
  • Lawrencetown Beach

    Eastern Shore

    Lawrencetown Beach is noted for its surf, and is a mainstay of surfers living here or visiting the province. Surfing instruction and outfitters located near the park. There is supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Strong rip tides and currents are common - swimmers must exercise caution. Provincially and regionally significant coastal park system; includes regionally significant beach parks, proximity to rails to trails corridor, Trans Canada Trail passes through Cole Harbour Heritage Park

    Address: Lawrencetown Beach - 4348 Lawrencetown Road, Lawrencetown. GPS: N44 38.688 W63 20.706;
    County: Halifax
    Size: 747 ha (1845 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.688 W63 20.706;
    Lawrencetown Beach
  • Melmerby Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    One of Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches, this 2 km (1.25 mi) sandy beach is supervised beach (July-August/ STC). Even on the busiest days, there’s lots of room to spread out and enjoy yourself whether that would be strolling the beach, swimming, flying a kite with the kids kayaking away from it all. Swimmers are advised to be aware of currents and how to reacte to them. Abundant parking. Located 16 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 104, Exit 25.

    Address: 6280 - 6380 Little Harbour Road, Little Harbour.
    County: Pictou
    Size: 113 ha (279.23 ac)
    GPS: N45 39.157 W62 29.764
  • Point Michaud Beach

    Cape Breton

    A 3 km (2 mi) sandy beach, backed by marram-covered sand dunes and large cranberry bogs. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Some surfing opportunities.

    Address:  3796 Hwy 247, Point Michaud
    County: Richmond
    Size: 60.60 ha (149.75 ac)
    GPS: N45 35.533 W60 40.805
  • Pomquet Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    This 3 km (2 mi) beach has the best example of dune succession in Nova Scotia with gentle slope and occasional sand bars. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). There is a tea room near the park and a building where various summertime entertainments are held. Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Hwy 104 between Exits 35 and 36.

    Address: 432 Pomquet Beach Road, Pomquet.
    County: Antigonish
    Size: 164.14 ha (405.60 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.691 W61 49.285
  • Rainbow Haven Beach

    Eastern Shore

    Rainbow Haven Beach is popular with families looking to have a day of fun at the beach. There is supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Also a great place to fly a kite.

    Address: Rainbow Haven Beach -- 2248 Cow Bay Road (Hwy 322), Cow Bay.
    County: Halifax
    GPS: N44 38.861 W63 25.416