BEACHES & PARKS
For those who think the Fundy Shore is just about whales and scallops, it may come as a surprise to learn we have some beautiful beaches within walking or driving distance.
Just a two-minute walk from the Inn, Harbourview beach curves around the edge of the Annapolis Basin for miles. Clam diggers are a common sight. At low tide, a sandbar appears that can be walked across to Bear Island – but be aware of the rising tide to avoid getting trapped there!
Sandy Cove is a picturesque village along Digby Neck, with a wide and sweeping sandy beach. Take the Sandy Cove Coastal walk for scenic views.
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park is a long sandy beach backed by fragile marram grass-covered dunes protected by boardwalks. Low tide exposes sand flats and the hot sand warms the water. The park facilities include change houses, vault toilets, fresh water taps, bird watching platforms, interpretive panels, and a parking area and boardwalks to access the beach. The Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse next door offers spectacular cliff-side views. This area is known as one of the foggiest parts of Nova Scotia, which makes for dramatic strolls along the beach with the foghorn in the background.
Savary Provincial Park, located in Plympton on the Fundy Shore, is an open and hardwood-treed picnic area overlooking St Mary’s Bay. At low tide, you can beach comb along the rocky shoreline. Savary Park is a perfect place for a picnic.