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Lawrencetown Beach

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
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Ranked #15 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Beaches
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English first
Newmarket, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was my daughter's first experience surfing and it was amazing! Ok, the water temp. in mid August was about 18C, so it is cold for swimming in a swimsuit, but she was fine with her rented full body wetsuit and longboard. The waves were about 1metre, and in under an hour, she rode a couple of perfect breaking waves... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited the beach after reading reviews hoping for a family swim, but its not that kind of beach. I thinks its worth pointing out: - the water was brutally cold when we visited mid/late July. My son went in the water and joked he was going to have a cardiac arrest, jumping right back out - Not a "sandy" beach... More

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beach is beautiful and busy with surfers! My favorite part of the day however was going to the dutch store in lawrencetown beach. They have the best dutch cheeses, candies and other goods. Worth the trip 100%.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you enjoy swimming, or catching the waves, this is a must to see. Lawrencetown beach is simply a great place for the adventure swimmer. On a warm day, the beach is filled with beach lovers, and on a cooler day, you can watch the surfers. I enjoyed my time on this beach and will return again

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Pictou, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This beach is a wonderful place to do surfing and just watch the surfing.It is very easy to walk from the parking lot to the washrooms and the top of the bank to look at the beach .However the walkway ends and you then have to walk down a bank full of rocks to get down to the beach.This may... More

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Elmsdale, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful sight seeing beach, always fun to swim, lay around or just watch the surfers. There is a surfboard rentals service there and is quickly become a vary favourite place for people near and far to try their hand at surfing. Lots of rocks, big waves to play in... all around nice place to visit for an hour or all... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I grew up going to L-town beach. It was always a little colder than Rainbow Haven, only because it's not as sheltered.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Surf the cold north atlantic. Not far from Halifax. Bring your cold water surfing suits tho as the water is rather cold.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

not my first time here, but always worth returning for a few hours to play in the waves and enjoy the beach. Water is usually on the cold side, but you can rent wet suits and boogy/surf boards to have some fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lawrence beach was out of this world... so beautiful! and yes, we were swimming, even though the water was indeed quite cold. the waves were high up and it was a lot of fun to just play there and jump the waves! there were a number of surfers in the water too... For a great panorama, we suggest you stop... More

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