We are a 3 minute drive by car to Crescent Beach in Lockeport, Nova Scotia.
The beach is considered to be one of the most attractive in Canada, and was once featured on the $50 bill.
Crescent Beach is a mile-long stretch of white sand that links the town of Lockeport to the mainland. As a serviced beach, parking, changing rooms, showers and washrooms, a canteen, craft shop, visitor information centre and internet access site can all be found at the Crescent Beach Centre.
On different weekends in the summer the beach plays host to a variety of different festivals and contests. Everything from sandcastle building contests to beach parties to the ever popular Sea Derby. This is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day with your children.
We are a 30 minute drive from Carter's Beach.
Carters Beach is simply one of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia. It is essentially three beaches in one, with three crescent areas one after another. All three are made up of soft white sand. The kids love walking the beach in search of sand dollars as much as they enjoy playing in the water.
The parking area for this beach is not large so it can appear crowded even when the beaches are not.
There are no change areas or washrooms at Carters Beach.
This beach is located at the end of South Street and usually provides a little warmer water than Crescent, especially when the sand flats are exposed to the sun during low tide in the morning.
This beach is a favourite picnicking spot for many of our visitors. At low tide you are able to walk across the sand flats to Cranberry Island. When the tide comes up, you will truly be alone on the island where you can explore the forest, have a picnic and watch the fishing boats as they leave the harbour.
Louis Head’s kilometer long sand beach is located at the mouth of the Sable River. Popular all year round with walkers and runners, it’s long been a place where local residents have gathered for family picnics and swimming during the summer. The beach is constantly changing as sand moves in and out with changing tides and storms, and in very cold winters, ice walls form along the beach providing protection for dunes and vegetation. There are several cottages adjacent to the beach, and with the exception of a small section mid-beach owned by the NS Department of Natural Resources, the land above the mean high water mark is privately owned. Access and a small parking lot are located on Ferry West Road.