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Beaches

On a sunny day, the shorelines of our lakes and oceans are everyone’s favorite playground. Check out our listing of the local beaches.

A Sunny Getaway to Melmerby Beach

While HRM certainly has no shortage of beaches, sometimes it is nice to get out of town and create new experiences for ourselves and our families. When it is time for my family to escape the city, we regularly visit a sleepy little town on the northeastern coast of Nova
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Halifax Summer Playground Splash Pad
Splish Splash! 8 Awesome Summer Playgrounds with Splash Pads (or fresh water) in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville

Where to go on a hot summer day in HRM? Check out our list of cool summer playgrounds with splash pads where you can have fun and cool off at the same time! 1. Westmount School Playground and Splash Pad The playground and splash pad at Westmount School has an
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Spend the Day at White Point Beach Resort

White Point is a beachside playground for the whole family! Now offering day passes for 2022, White Point Beach Resort has made all of its amenities and activities accessible to everyone! If you are a local or are simply visiting the area, you are now able to spend the day
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Our Top 5 Supervised Beaches in and around HRM!

Go jump in a lake (or an ocean…because we’ve got plenty of both)! One of the perks of living in HRM is that no matter where you are, you’re not far from a beach. We’ve put together a list of popular supervised Halifax beaches for you to explore this summer.
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Things to do in Shelburne, Sandy Point Beach
The Best Things to do in Shelburne with Your Family

There are so many things to do in Shelburne, a charming harbourfront town located roughly two hours’ drive from Halifax, and home to the world’s only Whirligig and Weathervane Festival, held annually in September. Family attractions in the Shelburne region include beautiful white-sand beaches, important museums and cultural experiences –
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Summerville Beach Quartderdeck Nova Scotia March Break
5 Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts That Are Open This Nova Scotia March Break

We contacted five of our favourite hotels and resorts to see what they had planned for Nova Scotia March Break …and the results were exciting! One Dartmouth hotel is offering a rate that includes room service pizza for the whole family, while White Point Beach Resort is offering an additional
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A road trip around Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, map and graphic showing suggested itinerary
A 5-day Road Trip Through Southwestern Nova Scotia

When we planned our multi-family road trip to Brier Island via the South Shore and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, we totally underestimated how much there is to explore. It’s like when tourists hit Cape Breton, and try to do it all in 48 hours  – it just can’t be done! But we
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Things to do in Nova Scotia with kids
10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia with Kids

10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia with Kids Whether you stay on the mainland, or head to the mountains of Cape Breton, you’ll encounter friendly folks, reasonably priced accommodation, and plenty of things to do in your home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. For play, think beaches, lakes, whale
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Things to do in HUbbards photo of Hubbards Cove by Debbie Malaidack
17 Things to Do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia

17 Things to Do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia There are so many things to do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Stunning beaches like Queensland, Cleveland and Fox Point are a stone’s throw away, and just around the corner, on the Aspotogan peninsula, the soft pepper-coloured sand and cool, clear waters of
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Lessons at the Lake
Lessons at the Lake

We spent a lot of time at Halifax lakes and beaches last summer, thanks to Halifax Recreation’s program of FREE swimming lessons at Halifax beaches and outdoor pools. At Kearney Lake, my daughter’s class sizes were small, and by the end of the two-session summer, we knew most of the
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