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A number of stunning, relaxing picnic and rest areas can be found within the Municipality of Barrington. Take a break, enjoy a picnic, or just enjoy an evening relaxing by the ocean or riverside at one of our picnic/rest stops.
Enjoy a seaside stroll along the boardwalk near the Cape Sable Island Causeway. Take in the views of sailboats, fishing boats and a beautiful white sand beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the gazebo, or just relax and take in the beautiful view.
Take a look at our wonderful view live on our Nova Scotia Webcam
Located along the beautiful Barrington River, where the river meets the sea. Located within walking distance to the Seal Island Light Museum, Old Meeting House Museum, the Woolen Mill Museum and the Cape Sable Historical Society.
This rest stop is located at the Shag Harbour UFO crash site which happened in October of 1967. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, take time to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and watch fishing boats come and go throughout the day.
Located on the most southerly tip of mainland Nova Scotia (the most southerly point is The Hawk, Cape Sable Island), Baccaro Point is also home to the Baccaro Lighthouse. A great spot to watch the waves and just relax! A great spot for bird watching as well.
A great rest stop with views of the Atlantic Ocean, located at the site of Fort Saint Louis National Historical Park.
Close by: Crows Neck Beach and Baccaro Point
A peaceful setting along the beautiful Clyde River. A great spot for a picnic or just enjoying the view.
A rest stop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Gazebo and picnic table on site.
Home to the endangered piping plovers and a beautiful white sand beach. A popular spot for beach goers and bird watchers. Washrooms on site in the summer months. Change rooms on site.
Considered one of the best birding destinations in Eastern Canada, The Hawk is an Important Bird Area. Discover the Drowned Forest, an ancient forest that is uncovered at low tide, here you will also be able to view Nova Scotia’s tallest lighthouse, the Cape Sable Lighthouse. Beautiful white sand beach.