Nova Scotia is a hidden gem located on the east coast of Canada, boasting some of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. With its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters, the Atlantic sea coast is a haven for nature lovers, adventurers, and anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Let’s take a closer look at some of the stunning coastlines that Nova Scotia has to offer.
Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax, is a bustling port town with a thriving water traffic scene. From cruise ships to containerships, and multi-million dollar yachts to tall ships, the Halifax Harbour is always alive with activity. The Bedford Basin, located just north of Halifax, is a deep water anchorage that provides a stunning view of the city skyline from across the water.
The South Shore of Nova Scotia is a picturesque region located on the Atlantic side of the province. Starting from Halifax and extending down towards the southern tip of the province, the South Shore is home to some of the most desirable oceanfront neighborhoods in the area. St. Margaret’s Bay, just outside of Halifax, boasts deep water anchorage and is a popular spot for sailing enthusiasts. Chester and Mahone Bay, located further south, are said to have the best sailing north of Nantucket. The Village of Chester is home to some of the most expensive properties in the province, with an established hardcore sailing scene that attracts enthusiasts from around the world. While the lower southern coastline is mostly low-lying with salt marshes, the southern tip is dotted with lighthouses, inlets, and dramatic coves, providing some of the most stunning vistas in the province.
Running along the Atlantic coast, north of Halifax towards Cape Breton, the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its surf and sand. Kite and board surfing enthusiasts from across North America flock to this region to catch the waves, even during the coldest parts of the year. The beaches and coastline of this region are some of the most stunning in the province, with rugged cliffs and hidden coves that are waiting to be explored.
Nova Scotia’s Atlantic sea coast has something for everyone. From the bustling port city of Halifax to the picturesque villages of the South Shore and the rugged cliffs of the Eastern Shore, there are countless opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and breathtaking views. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventurer, or just someone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Nova Scotia’s Atlantic sea coast is waiting for you.
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