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Hit the Beaches

Just like the license plate says – Nova Scotia is Canada’s Ocean Playground. A title most deserving especially when you have a look at all those sensationally sandy spots here on the South Shore. So grab your bucket and hit the beaches this summer!

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From soft white strips to those strewn with sea-tumbled stones, from secluded coves where the Atlantic blue gently laps the shore to those that host wide open expanses with waves for days – our beaches are wonderfully unique and breathtakingly beautiful.

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Some come with the added bonus of being based by seaside resorts, cozy cottages and comfortable campgrounds – while others are day trip destinations along scene routes. Come summertime there’s no better place to be than at the beach here on the South Shore – but why limit yourself to time?

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If you’ve had a New Year’s polar bear plunge on your bucket list you’re sure to find our beaches just as welcoming in winter. Come to think of it surfing winter waves is pretty spectacular too.

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Have a look at the complete list of the more than 30 South Shore beaches below and you’re sure to find the perfect spot to soak in every moment of seaside magic.

PS – As our beaches shift with the tides you can get the full scoop on the lows and highs of each of them here.

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Beach Meadows Beach

Follow Route 3 through Brooklyn, and there will be signs to a beautiful white ...

Daniel's Head Beach

Walk for miles on this white sand beach. Like all our beaches, Daniel's Head ...

Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine ...

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside may take your breath away. Either follow the ...

Roseway-Round Bay Beach

Situated south and west of Shelburne Harbour, the twin beaches of Round Bay are ...

Crescent Beach

Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches out from the ...

Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach is divided into small sections by boulders, the cove keeps the ...

Welkum Park

Welkum Park is owned and operated by the Municipality of the District of ...

Hirtle's Beach

A nature enthusiast’s paradise! Categorized as a living beach because the ...

Kingsburg Beach

A long sheltered beach known for nice calm waves and warm waters. Kingsburg ...

Mason's Beach

One of Nova Scotia's excellent beaches just outside the UNESCO Town of ...

Graves Island Beach

Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is ...

Stoney Island Beach

One of the more secluded beaches on Cape Sable Island. When you walk along the ...

Oxners Beach

Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the ...

Rissers Beach

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing ...

Crow Neck Beach

Crow Neck beach is located in Bacarro. There is limited parking- you will need ...

Spindler Beach

Also called Feltzen South Beach to some, this quiet blue sand beach is a great ...

Hunts Point Beach

For anyone seeking a small, quiet beach, Hunts Point might be the answer. Park ...

Westhavers Beach

Only 6 minutes away from the Town of Mahone Bay, Westhavers is the closest ...

Fox Point Beach

  Fox Point Beach is situated in the little fishing network of Fox Harbor ...

Sandy Point Lighthouse Beach

This lighthouse is close to the mouth of Shelburne Harbour. This is one of ...

Mushamush Beach Park

Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in ...

Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park

Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park features a 2.5KM white sand beach. At low tide ...

Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially ...

Louis Head Beach

Popular all year round with walkers and runners, it’s long been a place where ...

Freda's Beach

Freda's beach is a great spot for an afternoon with the family. The children ...

Eagle Head Beach

About 10 minutes east of Liverpool. The white sand beach doesn't have a lot of ...

Bayswater Beach Provincial Park

A white-sand beach and a picnic area. Beach is supervised (July-August/STC). ...

Summerville Beach Provincial Park

This beach has a one kilometer stretch of soft white sand, and it's backed by ...

Johnson's Pond

A small parking lot and access path are located on the Port l’Hebert end of ...

The Hawk Beach

The Hawk Beach is located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia. Walk this ...

Mill Cove Beach

Tucked into a protected cove between Fox Point and Northwest Cove - Mill Cove ...

North East Point Beach

Located across the Causeway from the center of Barrington Passage. This beach is ...

Meisner's Beach

East River is the western starting point for the Aspotogan Pennisula. Directly ...

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is the perfect place to go for a day of fun. ...

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