Long Weekend Halifax Beach Itinerary

 

If you have a long weekend, and the weather is looking sunny and bright, these would be my top beach recommendations!


Day 1 – Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Region

8:00am – 9:00am – Drive from Downtown Halifax to the Dartmouth-Cole Harbour region to experience Rainbow Haven Beach.

9:30am – 12:30pm – This large sand-and-cobble beach has boardwalks, change houses, showers and offers supervised swimming in the summer months!

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Before coming across the bridge to Downtown Halifax, stop by John’s Lunch in Dartmouth for fried clams and fish n’ chips!

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Drive back to Downtown Halifax


Day 2 – Eastern Shore Region

8:00am – 9:00am – Drive from Downtown Halifax to the Eastern Shore region to experience Martinique Beach

9:30am – 12:30pm – this beach is known for its length and gorgeous sand… Martinique Beach is actually the longest sandy beach in Nova Scotia!

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Before coming back to Downtown Halifax, stop by Fisherman’s Cove for looks of awesome seafood joints! 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Drive back to Downtown Halifax


Day 3 – Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region

8:00am – 9:00am – Drive from Downtown Halifax to the Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region to experience Crystal Crescent Beach!

9:30am – 12:30pm – Known for aqua coloured water and soft sand, enjoy this beach by walking, lounging or swimming!

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Before leaving this region, stop by the Pavia Gallery Espresso Bar & Cafe for a bite!

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Drive back to Downtown Halifax


Katie’s BEACH ESSENTIALS:

  • A good book (something light)
  • Her dog (as long as they are allowed!)
  • A hat (it’s easiest to read that way!)
  • Snacks (let’s be honest, I don’t go anywhere without snacks)
  • A friend of significant other (it’s just nice to have the company!)
  • And the usuals: beach bag, towel, sunglasses and sunscreen!


Itinerary provided by Katie

Katie is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Discover Halifax, where she is responsible for leading major marketing projects and campaigns and strategic planning. As a native Haligonian, Katie is here to share her insider’s guide to Halifax!

Follow Katie on Instagram: @katieeconklin


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