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Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore

Nova Scotia from Dartmouth and Halifax to Mulgrave along the Marine Drive.  Includes Guysborough and part of Halifax counties.

The best playground, work and retirement area in the Maritimes.

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Parks & Beaches on the Eastern Shore

Underlined text are links to further information.

Map of Listings

East Lawrencetown (23/380)

Atlantic View Trail/Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park: 4348 Lawrencetown Rd, East Lawrencetown, NS; (44.644231,-63.342547); Trail Length: 3 km (one-way); Open between May 17 - Oct 14 ;
Day UseBeachBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesWheelchair AccessiblePets Allowed

Porters Lake (38/352)

Porters Lake Provincial Park: 1160 West Porter’s Lake Rd, Porter’s Lake, NS; (44.691295,-63.308988); 902-827-2250 or 888-544-3434; 80 sites; Rates: $25.90-34.55; Ratings: NS Apr; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseCampingBeachBirding SiteHiking SiteWater Hook-upDisposal StationFacilitiesWheelchair AccessibleInernetPets Allowed

Musquodoboit Harbour (49/354)

Martinique Beach Provincial Park: 2389 Petpeswick Road, East Petpeswick, NS; (44.688793,-63.146524); Crescent Sand Beach 5km long; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Clam Harbour (80/347)

Clam Harbour Provincial Park: 158 Beach Rd, Clam Harbour, NS; (44.725363,-62.88811); Sand Beach; Trail Length: 0.13 km; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesWheelchair AccessiblePets Allowed

Spry Bay (108/295)

Spry Bay Provincial Park: 19310 Hwy 7, Spry Bay, NS; (44.842223,-62.619907); Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseFacilitiesPets Allowed
Taylor Head Provincial Park: 20140 Hwy 7, Spry Bay, NS; (44.809426,-62.563291); Trail Length: up to 18 km; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Liscomb Mills (176/227)

Marie Joseph Provincial Park: 1420 Hwy 7, Liscomb Mills, NS; (44.967591,-62.08693); Trail Length: 3.5 km; Open between May 17 - Oct 14;
Day UseFacilitiesPets Allowed
Fancy's Beach: Fancy Point Rd, Marie Joseph, NS; (44.970992,-62.050159); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Sherbrooke (190/213)

Sherbrooke Provincial Park: 8407 Hwy 7, Sherbrooke, NS; (45.152445,-61.975522); Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseFacilitiesPets Allowed

Stormont (249/154)

Salsman Provincial Park: 15641 Hwy 316, Country Harbour, NS; (45.23649,-61.767676); 902-328-2999 or 888-544-3434; 40 sites; Rates: $25.90; Ratings: NS Apr; Open between Jun 13 - Sep 8;
Day UseCampingBirding SiteWater Hook-upDisposal StationFacilitiesWheelchair AccessibleInernetPets Allowed

Tor Bay (281/123)

Tor Bay Provincial Park: 650 Hwy 316, Tor Bay, NS; (45.190778,-61.349294); Sand beach; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBeachBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed
Larry's River Beach: East Side Rd, Larry's River, NS; (45.219987,-61.370423); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Canso (312/102)

Grassy Island Trail: Access to park is by park boat from Union St., Canso, NS; (45.33729,-60.973095); 902-366-3136; Rate: Donation; Open Jul - Aug, 10am-6pm;
Parks CanadaBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesNo Drinking WaterWheelchair AccessiblePets Allowed

Little Dover (330/108)

Dover Day Use Park/Black Duck Cove: 1409 Little Dover Rd, Litter Dover, NS; (45.275792,-61.031642); Sand Beach; Trail Length: 3.5km; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBeachBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Fox Island (304/94)

Fox Island Beach: Fox Island Rd, Fox Island, NS; (45.34275,-61.102588); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Half Island Cove (315/88)

Lower Half Island Cove Beach: Half Island Cove Wharf Rd, Half Island Cove, NS; (45.353759,-61.193354); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Queensport (308/95)

Queensport Beach: Queensport on Hwy 16; (45.339115,-61.26493); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Guysborough (345/58)

Salmon River Beach: Salmon River on Hwy 16; (45.352869,-61.465634); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site

Boylston (353/50)

Boylston Provincial Park: 11131 Hwy 16, Boylston, NS; (45.426046,-61.511621); 902-533-3326; Rates: $19.40/night; 35 sites; Open between Jun 13 - Sep 8;
Day UseCampingBirding SiteHiking SiteWater Hook-upDisposal StationFacilitiesInernetPets Allowed
Hadley Cove Beach: East Side Harbour Rd, Glenkeen, NS; (45.399324,-61.476274); Small public access beach, no services; Open seasonal;
BeachBirding SiteHiking Site
Port Shoreham Beach Provincial Park: 1720 Hwy 344, Port Shoreham, NS; (45.421528,-61.398311); Sand and cobble beach; Length: 1.9km; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBeachBirding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

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Distance (km) off Marine Drive via Highway indicated.

Wyse Corner (34 on highway 357 & 212)

Dollar Lake Provincial Park: 5265 Old Guysborough Rd, Wyse Corner, NS; (44.944875,-63.317757); 902-384-2770 or 888-544-3434; 114 sites; Rates: $25.90; Ratings: NS Apr; Open between Jun 14 - Oct 14;
Day UseCampingBirding SiteHiking SiteWater Hook-upDisposal StationFacilitiesInernetPets Allowed

Elderbank (29 on Hwy 357)

Elderbank Provincial Park: 5819 Hwy 357, Elderbank, NS; (44.98101,-63.216977); Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Middle Musquodoboit (39 on Highway 357)

Musquodoboit Valley Provincial Park: 11685 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit, NS; (45.059881,-63.113294); Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Moose River Gold Mines (35 on Mooseland Rd)

Moose River Gold Mines Provincial Park: 140 Moose River Road, Moose River Gold Mines, NS; (44.980342,-62.944028); Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Lochiel Lake (23 on Hwy 7)

Lochiel Lake Provincial Park: 13575 Hwy 7, Lochiel Lake, NS; (45.354498,-62.059379); Swimming and boating; Open between mid May - mid Oct;
Day UseBirding SiteFacilitiesPets Allowed

Lincolnville (9 on Hwy 16)

Shepherd Lake Municipal Park: Hwy 16, Lincolnville, NS; (45.522706,-61.554265); Open seasonally, picnic tables;
Day UseFacilitiesPets Allowed
Sheperd Lake, NS

Notes:

Distance Start Points: Dartmouth @ Portland St. & Highway 111, (44.672193,-63.534243), and the Junction of Highway 104 & 316, (45.648968,-61.439424) north of Mulgrave.

Latitude/Longitude Conversion (- long. means west)


Distances are from Goggle Maps.  This may not be the shortest or fastest route from your location, check your own maps.  Rates as of 2014.

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