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Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

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Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

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223 Sambro Creek Rd, Sambro, Nova Scotia B3V 1L8 Canada
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Sai Ezra wrote a review Aug 2020
Halifax, Canada38 contributions12 helpful votes
While not technically legal as a clothing optional beach it is indeed accepted by the province as a don’t ask don’t tell kinda thing. I gave it four out of five because the outhouse is not well maintained and is very disgusting. There have been legal challenges many years ago and if you are local and plan on going regularly perhaps joining the Nova Scotia nudists would be a grand idea. They have a legal fund for any exceptions. The road to the beaches is gravel and is quite bumpy, it’s not a long drive though. If the clothing optional beach is your destination, go to the end of the gravel road to the last parking lot. There are two maintained outhouses at the start of the trail to the beaches, use them, the outhouse at the last beach is kinda gross. It’s a 12-20 minute walk along a well maintained path to reach the nude beach. Make sure to wear clothes at all times unless you are actually on the beach. The beach is in a lovely cove with white sand. The water itself warms up some in late summer but it is the Atlantic so not warm enough for most. 11-17 Celsius. The access to the water is over stones and the bottom is mostly stone with some sand. Unlike many non legal nude beaches this one is well monitored by the nudist association and creepy gay men on the prowl are not tolerated. We have been several times and the ages of people range from young to old, with many regulars we see each time. I say many but I really mean five or six. We haven’t been on a weekend but weekdays there is always lots of room with only a dozen or so people on the relatively large beach. We have chatted with people who have used the beach as nudists for thirty years.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tiredofwhiners2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Australia1 contribution
Went there first week of September..beach uncrowded, second time , first time in July. Both times the beaches were uncrowded. During the week, could see weekend as being more populated.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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IR8U wrote a review Oct 2019
Aurora, Canada348 contributions92 helpful votes
The hike started with a beach that was very well-used (it was a hot day). After walking a few hundred meters there were very few people on the trail. We went for many kilometres, alternating hiking on the trail by the ocean, or walking on massive, ocean-worn rocks. This park is very close to Halifax, and in terms of rugged beauty I far prefer it over Peggy's Cove.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Pisyz wrote a review Sep 2019
Laval, Canada21 contributions18 helpful votes
45 minutes from Halifax Nice beaches Small waves Nice sand No shelves Nice view 3rd beach is a nude beach
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Peggie B wrote a review Aug 2019
Halifax, Canada381 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a great beach. White sand, clear (but cold) water, nice paths, and lots of parking. It's the perfect place to spend a nice sunny hot day and not to far from the city!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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