A Day in Rose Bay
Today’s exploration begins at the Ovens Natural Park, a park that preserves the old sea caves dating back to the 1861 Gold Rush. Spend your morning kayaking along the shoreline and caves with a guide, trying your luck at panning gold on their rocky beach, and hiking the trail to see the dramatic cliffside of the caves from above.
To find the Ovens Natural Park, follow the Highway 332 out of Lunenburg toward Riverport for approximately 12km until you encounter the Feltzen South Rd, turn down this road and drive another 3km before turning onto the Ovens Rd.
After your visit to the Ovens, return to the Highway 332 and make a left towards Rose Bay, following this road for 2km to find the Rose Bay General Store and Bistro on your right. Stop here for your lunch of pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups, fish, clams, or snacks before heading to any of the local beaches!
Visit Sand Dollar Beach if you are a fan of beach combing, or Hirtle’s Beach if you are into rocks and big waves! Spend your afternoon lounging on the sand, searching for shells, or building the world’s greatest sandcastle!
For an additional active option, Hirtle’s Beach has a hiking trail out to Gaff Point, this 7km round trip hike is rated as an intermediate hike with moderate hills. Portions of the trail have roots, rocks, sand, and overall, somewhat difficult terrain, but the views make this hike a breathtaking 2 hours.
Finish the day with a visit to the Bayport Pub for dinner, featuring local pub classics like seafood chowder, deep fried pepperoni, fish and chips, and more!
(Photo above is of the Ovens Natural Park Sea Caves Trail)