|Best for Summer|
Sometimes you need a little space to get away from the everyday.
Take a break from the city lights, and turn your attention to the heavens. The secluded beaches and parks scattered across the Eastern Shore are free from light pollution, providing optimal conditions for viewing billions of stars in the clear night sky.
Swing through Dartmouth before heading out on your adventure to fuel up before heading out on your evening adventure. If you choose to dine in, try local-favourite Mic Mac Bar & Grill, a family-owned Dartmouth restaurant known for home-cooked meals.
Ordering Tip: Can’t decide what to order? Mic Mac Bar & Grill is famous for their steaks – trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
If you decide to go for take out, try Stone Pizza – you can order online at stonepizza.ca or give them a call in advance and pick up your pizza when it’s ready to go.
Pizza Picnic: If your pizza makes it through the car ride (we won’t judge if it doesn’t), you can enjoy a pizza picnic on the beach!
Take a drive away from the city lights, and into the spectacular sights of the Eastern Shore.
There are plenty of places to stop along the way, whether you take in the scenic views at Lawrencetown Beach, or stroll the boardwalk along Salt Marsh Trail. We recommend a stop for ice cream at What’s the Scoop in Fisherman’s Cove.
You’ll find no shortage of out-of-this-world stargazing spots along the Eastern Shore. We suggest Martinique Beach – with 5km of beach, you’ll have no problem finding your own quiet place to sit back and enjoy the show. Plan to arrive before sunset to safely find your stargazing spot.
Fun fact: The Perseids are a meteor shower that peaks in the middle of August, with up to one meteor blazing across the sky every minute!