The Best Beaches in Nova Scotia, Canada

Popular with locals, Crystal Crescent beach is easy to reach from downtown Halifax
Popular with locals, Crystal Crescent beach is easy to reach from downtown Halifax | Courtesy of Kate Horodyski
Photo of Kate Horodyski
16 July 2021

Almost entirely surrounded by ocean, it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of great beaches in Nova Scotia, Canada, with white sands, crystal clear waters and world-class surfing conditions. Here are our all-time favorites.

Clam Harbour Beach

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Clam Harbour Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada
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This lovely family-friendly beach is on the Eastern Shore and features boardwalks, hiking trailers, changing rooms and showers. It’s popular for the warm streams that flow into the ocean – they’re a great place to hang out, and are a great alternative to the chillier ocean water.

White Point Beach

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Beach, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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This private beach is owned by the White Point Resort Lodge, but you don’t need to be staying at the resort to enjoy it. For a fee, you’ll get a day pass to the white-sand beach and its facilities. You’ll find this beautiful spot on the South Shore, near the town of Liverpool.

These recommendations were updated on July 16, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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