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Beaches

The Hawk Beach, Cape Sable Island

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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. GPS: Lat 43.415975 - Lon -65.614321

Daniel’s Head (South Side) Beach, Cape Sable Island

daniels head beach

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.  GPS: Lat 43.513249  Lon -65.608507

Stoney Island Beach, Cape Sable Island

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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.  GPS: Lat 43.463583  Lat -65.577334

North East Point Beach, Cape Sable Island Causeway

north east point beach

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.  GPS: Lat 43.513249  Lon -65.608507

Sandhills Provincial Park, Villagedale

sandhills provincial park

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.
  • 6KM south of Highway 103, Exit 29 (Barrington).

GPS: Lat 43.530850  Lon -65.554485

Crows Neck Beach, Baccaro

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

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

Explore at own risk.

 GPS: Lat 43.468787  Lon -65.470762

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