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Ingonish Beach Ingonish
#22 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
One of my new favourite beaches and I have been to many around the world.
Aside the color and temperature of the water, this beach almost beats Caribbean beaches!
Lawrencetown Beach East Lawrencetown
#32 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Absolutely amazing beach, big waves, nice sand, recommend walking the trail up the hill for amazing views.
sunshine, wind, fog, rocks, kite surfers, surfers, families, great beach walk.
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park Mavillette
#36 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
This is one of the best beaches I’ve ever visited it was so big and the sand was beautiful the water was warm and the waves were big, highly recommended.
One of the finest beaches in Canada!
Black Brook Beach Cape Breton Island
#41 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
We went through 2 boulder-beaches to get to this point.
Great beach to boogie board, so clean, and fun waterfalls around the corner you can easily climb rocks to, just be cautious with small children.
Clam Harbour Beach Clam Harbour
#42 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
The long, wide sandy beach is great for walking, even with a stroller, the shallow water is perfect for swimming (its one of the first saltwater beaches to warm up in Nova Scotia), a hiking trail at the far end of...
Beautiful Beaches of Nova Scotia
Martinique Beach Provincial Park East Petpeswick
#44 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's Provincial Park beaches are all Dog Friendly (on leash)!
It is one of the nicest beaches I have walked on in Nova Scotia.
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park Sambro
#45 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
White sand beaches - amazing blue waves - and views of the oldest working lighthouse in North America.
This time we explored more of the trails and were really impressed with the range of the trail, we could've continued on for quite a way and taken our pick of 3 or 4 different beaches that are separate from one an...
West Mabou Beach Mabou
#51 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
I am visiting from Florida and I just love seeing all the different beaches in Canada but this is the first one I have seen with actual sand!
One of the prettiest beaches I've ever seen!
Roseway Beach Shelburne
#56 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
One of the prettiest beaches in Shelburne county.
Round Bay Beach is the largest portion of this coastal getaway, but skip across the little creek (full of swimmable fresh water that gets deeper the further back from the beach you go) you end up on little Roseway...
Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park Pictou
#58 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Warm water, clean beaches, manicured landscapes and large campsites.
Caribou Island Provincial Park is a lovely spot for a picnic, a day at the Beach, or a long walk on the beach.
Sandy Cove Beach Digby
#64 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
one of the best beaches
You need to see Sandy Cove dock and harbour and also the amazing beach on the north side of the highway (a bit of a drive but keep going, it's worth it)
Rissers Beach Provincial Park Petite Riviere
#65 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
We went to 3 provincial park beaches in JUly and Rissers was the best --better than Crystal Cresent or Queensland Park.
Beautiful beach, great for walking, sometimes for swimming (pretty cold - but many do go in and frolic in the waves!).
Kennington Cove Beach Louisbourg
#66 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Wonderful beaches for all ages
There are two beaches, just a few minutes apart.
Hirtle's Beach Rose Bay
#71 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
There are other beaches to view and access, cliffs to scale, and sunny nooks to relax in.
One off the best beaches in the world, yesterday waves as high as I have seen them.
Carter's Beach Port Mouton
#79 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
We drive down from Lunenburg to Carters Beach every summer to stroll on the white sand beaches and take photographs.
Children can play here for hours!! Parts of the beach reminded us of beaches in Bermuda!
Summerville Beach Provincial Park Summerville
#93 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
It's one of the nicest beaches on the South Shore and I would strongly recommend it!
One of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia.
Queensland Beach Queensland
#97 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Water Temps tend to be warmer than other beaches.
If you are traveling through eastern Nova Scotia, you MUST put Queensland Beach on your "must see beach list."
Crescent Beach Lunenburg
#99 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
One of the best beaches around, it is just down the highway (331) from Rissers Beach Provincial Park.
We were looking for a sandy beach as most of the beaches in our area were rocky.
Melmerby Beach Provincial Park Little Harbour
#101 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
It was one of the cleanest beaches we ever been on.
Nicer than most American Public Beaches
Point Michaud Beach Point Michaud
#114 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
When I think of NS beaches I expect something more rocky and rugged.
You can rent a board and wetsuit for $15.00 for the hour or you can have your own instructor for $40.00 an hour......the staff is very friendly, the beach is magnificent and goes for miles.
Waterside Beach Provincial Park Pictou
#116 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Often less busy than other well known beaches in the county, there is a lot of space and great swimming here with a very sandy base.
Beautiful sparkling red sandy beach , nice family beach, great for children as the water is very shallow and nice and warm ;) I loved my day at Waterside Beach !
Crescent Beach Lockeport
#117 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
One of my favourite beaches in Canada, white sand, blue skies, a huge long beach, some interesting rock formations, sometimes large waves to bounce in, sometimes it is calm.
probably the best beach we have hit here in Nova Scotia....a real jewel and to make our visit there even better we love to stay at Ocean Mist cottages that is right there at the beach......pure joy!
Conrad's Beach Lawrencetown
#121 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
As a result of my 30+ year employment, I had the pleasure of travelling all over NS and have visited dozens of our world class beaches.
Fabulous family friendly beach with sand and waves.
Pomquet Beach Provincial Park Pomquet
#122 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Lovely beach, nice water, easy parking, out-houses, life guard, easy to find, easy access boardwalk, sandy beach.
Wonderful beach.
McCormacks Beach Provincial Park Eastern Passage
#123 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
The boardwalk is always gorgeous, on the beach, and peaceful.
Loved this beach area
Beach Meadows Beach Park Brooklyn
#130 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
What makes it stand out is fewer crowds, plenty of parking, Greta beach combing (ie: sea glass, sand dollars, etc), and fewer bugs than any of the other beaches we visited.
A beautiful sandy beach that is quiet and peaceful.
Cheticamp Island Beach Cheticamp
#131 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Visited this beach on Auguest this year.Nice sandy beach,no big sea action and very warm water.This beach also has a very nice camping and trailer park adjacent and located just 5 minutes from Cheticamp village.
Picnic tables, and a sandy beach made it a pleasant destination.
Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park Cow Bay
#138 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Easy walk from the parking lot to the beach.
Gorgeous Beach
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park Port Maitland
#139 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
Long stretch of beach with wonderful surf to take a refreshing swim in.
Wonderful beach park
Blue Beach Hantsport
#140 of 401 Outdoor Activities in Nova Scotia
It is a little tricky going down to the beach but once there it is beautiful.