Sandy Ocean Beaches, Lake Beaches, Rock Shore Beaches… Nova Scotia has some AMAZING Beaches! Nova Scotia Beaches aren’t known as “warm” beaches. Not like beaches in the Caribbean or South America that we’ve swam in BUT Nova Scotia has some of the most beautiful clean water beaches around and if you can brave the cold ( or get a really nice warm current in the middle of August) …you’ll see.
One thing on our list of “to see/do” this summer is checking out some of the”local” beaches. The ones closest to home. Back to our favourites, some we haven’t been to for awhile and also some new ones that we’ve never been to.
So to start… I REALLY, REALLY wanted to go to Carter’s Beach! It was always a favourite of ours. A little distance to drive but ah… so lovely!
Fort Point Beach about 20 minutes from Bridgewater.
Risser’s Beach~ About 30 minutes from home. I love the boardwalk there.
Crescent Beach~ is close too, just before Risser’s and the beach that we go to the most. It’s great for walking, and it’s the ONLY beach around that cars can actually drive on the beach.
Feltzen South Beach~ a rocky beach especially when the tide is high. Supposed to be a great beach to find glass but we went at high tide, so we’ll have to go back. It was a beautiful view.
Rose Bay Beach…aka. Sand Dollar Beach
“The Beach” to find sand dollars in the area. Well, that is if you get there first BUT on a HOT, SUNNY beautiful Nova Scotia Saturday that’s kinda hard because many people, locals and tourists flock the beaches.
The tide was low and so the shore line long and ripply. We went for a drive and a walk along the beach with our “Goode Family” on reunion day. It’s not a beach to lay on the beach and tan but the water was warm like bath water to do a little wading and we did manage to find 3 sand dollars among our group.
Clam Harbour Beach~ 2hours away in Clam Harbour on the Eastern Shore
Home to the Annual Clam Harbour Sand Castle Competition. We went on “the” busiest day of the year. But I really wanted to see what made this beach famous. Unfortunately, it was so foggy and very crowded that we weren’t able to get a good view BUT the beach had wonderful sand, was very clean, and the sand castles were AMAZING, some of the best we’ve seen. Our son and his fiance were there on a different day (far less busy) and this beach is one I definitely would like to visit again. And this beach…if you’re lucky…you’ll see starfishes!
And just so you can see what a beautiful beach it is…here are a couple of Andrew & Kristina’s pics
Queensland Beach was one of the original 15 beaches first supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service in 1973. Queensland Beach Provincial Park is situated in the South Shore region, along a beautiful coastal drive. Although not large, it is one of the most popular on the South Shore. The warm air and sand draw large crowds on hot days in July and August.
Well, it’s the week after Labour Day and even though we still have a week vacation in September we probably won’t get chance to do anymore beach exploring. If we do it will be back to a familiar one, one that is close. So…with all the amazing beaches here, I guess I’ll just have to do another post next summer.
LOVE our Nova Scotia beaches!