Hirtle's Beach


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Hirtle's Beach

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Parks, Trails and Places

Canada Things To Do and Places To Go

Hirtle's Beach is a 2.6 kilometre long white sandy beach, extending from Point Enrage (east) to Gaff Point (west) near the community of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. If you like beach walks this is your beach. Time your visit for low tides and you will have more than enough beach to explore. The 50 hectare (124 acre) parkland surrounding the sandy beach is a Nature Conservancy of Canada protected area. Hirtle's Beach also makes up the start of the Gaff Point Hiking Trail as the the trailhead is located at the west end of the beach.

What are the Top Things To Do, Activities, and Adventures at the Hirtle's Beach?

Hirtle's Beach adventures, and activities most enjoyed include hiking, beachcombing,swimming, picnicking, sightseeing, wildlife watching and birding (birdwatching).

Why Hirtle's Beach?

Because it is a real long sandy beach ideal for beach walking and beachcombing. Throw in the Gaff Point Hiking Trail located at the west end of the beach and the possibility of wildlife sightings like harbour porpoises, and minke whales and you have a great day for adventure. Did we mention that it is a real long beautiful beach - a 3 kilometre long beach matter of fact.

What are the features, and amenities at the Hirtle's Beach?

The more important, some would say only, features, amenities, services located in and around Hirtle's Beach includes parking, sightseeing benches, washrooms, picnic area, green space, and information signs.

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Hirtle's Beach
Hirtle Beach Road

How To Get ToHirtle's Beach

20 kilometre (24 minute) drive from Downtown Lunenburg to Hirtle's Beach.
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