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Blue Beach

198 Blue Beach Road | Avonport, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-684-9541
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Ranked #233 of 620 Attractions in Nova Scotia
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The museum keeper happily guided us along a personal tour of the museum, like a class in paleontology. Then, after we had a great time hunting for fossils down at the beach, he helped identify and explain some of our finds: jumbled tracks of burrowing crustaceans, fish scales, seafloor ripples, even a few tetrapod tracks. Highly recommended for those interested... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

The museum, located at the left of the parking spot, contains loads of fossiles, gathered on the nearby beach. The collector, who gathered these items during the past 17 years, gave us a tour in the museum, and told us lots of interesting historic facts about the items that were displayed. We enjoyed the visit, and with the information we... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

After visiting Joggins and their 300,000,000 year old fossils, I heard about Blue Beach in Avonport. The beach itself was beautiful and fossils were available everywhere. Apparently Blue Beach fossils pre-date Joggins by 40,000,000 Years! The guide at the museum, Chris, gave us the tour explaining the close relationship between one of the fossils and humans. It was one of... More 

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