Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region
If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff Point trail winds along impressive cliffs, through fresh forests and across breezy grasslands, making it a favorite of naturalists, birdwatchers and shutterbugs.
Whether you’re a wader, body surfer, beachcomber, hiker or just looking for a great place to have a picnic, Hirtle’s Beach has it all.
To find Hirtle’s Beach, head along Highway 332 and turn onto Kingsburg Road. Watch for Hirtle’s Beach Road and head down the road until you hit the beach parking lot.
Another Lunenburg Region Hidden Gem is Blue Rocks, a place so picturesque it almost has it’s own paparazzi. As a traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional photographers. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red seaweed makes for picture-perfect additions to your vacation scrapbook.
If you’re a cranberry lover, head to Heckman’s Island for a stop at Terra Beata for a walking tour of the cranberry farm, cranberry U-pick (October) or take home some tasty homemade cranberry mincemeat.