Halifax Nova Scotia Sports & Recreation: Swimming Pools information, listings and links
Freshwater Lake Beaches
Halifax Regional Municipality has a number of great places to swim, however, not all are safe and/or lifeguard supervised. Residents are encouraged to swim at supervised beach locations.
Big Albro Lake
Birch Cove Beach
Campbell Point Beach
Central Commons Park
Lake Echo Beach
Long Pond Beach
Pleasant Drive Beach
Paper Mill Lake
Lake Charles (Shubie Park)
Saltwater Ocean Beaches
Here are some of the better ocean beaches in the Halifax area:
- Clam Harbour Beach off Highway. 7.
Clam Harbour Beach hosts the annual Sandcastle-Sculpture Contest, held in August. Supervised on weekends only (10am to 6pm)
- Lawrencetown Beach Highway. 207
The top of the hill at Lawrencetown gives you a panorama of the magnificent beach stretching out into the distance. A popular place for surfers year-round.
- Martinique Beach The longest, white sand beach in Nova Scotia reminds you of the Caribbean. Enjoy the 2 mile beach walk.
- Taylors Head Beach Taylor's Head, j ust west of Sheet Harbour, is a nature lover's paradise. It has ten miles of headland, several secluded beaches and many picturesque hiking trails
- Queensland Beach At St. Margaretís Bay, Highway. 3. Supervised beach.
- Rainbow Haven Provincial Beach Highway. 207 to Bissett Road.
Full facilities. Nearest serviced beach park to downtown Halifax.
Here are several unsupervised beaches in the area:
- Cleveland Beach (ocean) St. Margaretís Bay, Highway. 3. Minimal facilities.
- Crystal Crescent Beach (ocean) Highway. 349, on the open Atlantic. No facilities.
- Laurie Provincial Park (lake) on Shubenacadie Grand Lake, Highway 2. Boating, camping.
- Lewis Lake(lake) Upper Tantallon, Highway 3. Accessible, facilities, trails, fishing.
- Martinique Beach (ocean) off Highway 7/107. Minimal facilities. At 5km, the longest beach in Nova Scotia.
- Oakfield Provincial Park (lake) on Shubenacadie Grand Lake, Highway 2. Large picnic area, small beach, boat ramp, minimal facilities, accessible.
- Porterís Lake (lake) south of Highway 7. Large freshwater lake near ocean. Boating, swimming, fishing, facilities, camping.
- Taylor Head(ocean) off Highway 7. Minimal facilities. Hiking, swimming.