• The Hawk Beach
    Cape Sable Island, Barrington Municipality
    The Hawk Beach is located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia. Walk this white sandy beach and explore the 1500 year old drowned forest exposed at low tide…a broad area of tree stumps still rooted in the original soil.

    As part of the Cape Sable Important Bird Area (IBA) The Hawk is one of the best birding areas in Nova Scotia. From the beach you can view the Cape Sable Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, standing at 101 feet tall.

    Bathroom on site during the summer months.
    Explore at own risk.

  • Daniel’s Head (South Side) Beach
    Cape Sable Island, Barrington Municipality
    Walk for miles on this white sandy beach. Like all our beaches, a great backdrop to your special day. A place to collect sea glass, swim or just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds! Another spot for that birding enthusiast.

    Change Rooms, washrooms, picnic area available during the summer months.
    Explore at own risk.

  • Stoney Island Beach
    Cape Sable Island, Barrington Municipality
    One of the more secluded beaches on Cape Sable Island. When you walk along the Stoney Island beach you will feel the warm silvery powdered sand between your toes. Another spot for swimming, walking, picnics or soothing the day away!

    Explore at own risk.

  • North East Point Beach
    Cape Sable Island Causeway, Barrington Municipality
    Located across the Causeway from the center of Barrington Passage. This beach is a local hot spot for swimming, soaking in the sun, playing in the white sand or catching a boat race or two! Stroll along the boardwalk, have a picnic in the gazebo or watch the sailboats and dorys in the Bay.

    Washrooms available on site during the summer months.
    Explore at own risk.

  • Sandhills Provincial Park
    Villagedale, Barrington Municipality
    6KM south of Highway 103, Exit 29 (Barrington).
    Sandhills Provincial Park features a 2.5KM white sand beach. At low tide there are wide sand flats that are warmed by the sun, when the tide comes back in the water is warmed that makes this a unique beach for swimming and snorkeling. A spectacular sand dune system backs the beach area.

    This provincial park offers the explorer beach combing, searching for sand dollars, deep sea clamming (in season), kite flying and so much more! Bring the family for the day, pack a lunch that can be enjoyed in the large picnic area. Sit back and soak up the fresh sea air!

    Change facilities, washrooms, outdoor shower and taps available on site.

  • Crow Neck Beach
    Baccaro, Barrington Municipality
    Crows Neck located in Bacarro is another beach for bird watching, beach combing or taking a nice leisurely stroll next to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Bacarro is the oldest placename in Nova Scotia. Just around the corner is the Bacarro Lighthouse; rebuilt in 1934 this 45 foot tall lighthouse is land assessable.

    Explore at own risk.

  • Roseway Beach
    Roseway (Shore Road), Shelburne Municipality
    Located 15 minutes from the Town of Shelburne. This spectacular powdered sand beach is a delight to the eye as you drive down the dirt road to the ocean. Your first vision is crashing waves and sand dunes. Visitors and locals alike come here to jump the waves and swim in the great Atlantic Ocean.

    The Roseway and Round Bay beaches connect together with a warm channel separating the two. This eco-system can be enjoyed for hours.

  • Welkum Park
    Welshtown, Shelburne Municipality
    Located 10 minutes from the Town of Shelburne, Welkum Park Beach is a small beach on a fresh water lake, Welshtown Lake. It is one of the prime family spots to go on a hot summers day.

    The Recreation Dept. of Shelburne Municipality offers swimming lessons during the summer registration is required. There is plenty of room to park, changing rooms, playground and outdoor washroom facilities. Picnic tables and covered huts are available for your picnic lunch.

  • Sandy Point Beach
    Sandy Point, Shelburne Municipality
    This beach is accessible at low tide only but the view of the Shelburne Harbour and the Lighthouse is a photographer’s delight! The Sandy Point Community Hall is host to many wedding parties throughout the year and serves a hearty community breakfast every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds this area.

    Washrooms available.
    Explore at own risk.

  • Crescent Beach
    Lockeport, Nova Scotia
    Explore Lockeport’s famous Crescent Beach. Once featured on the Canadian $50 bill! Over 1KM of pristine white sand. This beach has a protected status.

    Spend some time at the ocean front cottages and explore the quaint town and all it has to offer. Visit the Crescent Beach Centre there is ample parking, washrooms, showers, phone, water, changing rooms, craft shop and is home to the Visitor Information Centre.

  • Louis Head Beach
    Louis Head, Shelburne Municipality
    Beautiful 1.8 k long sand beach, at the mouth of the Sable River. Exit 23 or 24 will get you on the lighthouse route in the community of Louis Head.

    Louis Head Beach is another great birding area and a place to lie back on the sand and listen to the surf.

    Limited parking. Lovely place for a walk!
    Use at own risk.

  • Black Point Beach
    The properties, located on the Hemeon’s Head peninsula, are within the South Shore (Port Joli sector) Important Bird Area (NS004), in Shelburne County. They are highly significant for a variety of migratory waterfowl including large numbers of Canada geese and American black ducks, and provide wintering habitat for harlequin ducks (eastern population).

    They contain important nesting habitat for the Endangered piping plover, identified in the Piping Plover Recovery Plan as one of the “Sites of Critical Habitat in Nova Scotia.”

    Sightings of the Endangered harlequin duck (Eastern population) and Threatened red knot are reported in the waters adjacent to the properties. The project will protect diverse habitats including the 3km long Black Point Beach (cobble shore), 166 acres of mudflats, as well as saltmarsh, freshwater wetlands and extensive barrens, bog and coastal forest.

    There are other protected spots in Shelburne County. See the brochure Proven Conservation Results

  • There are a few more beaches in the Lockeport Loop