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Address: East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Big waves attract surfers

Hurricanes off the coast create some exciting waves for those brave enough to surf the cold North Atlantic. Really entertaining for those that like to watch. Not great access... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Hurricanes off the coast create some exciting waves for those brave enough to surf the cold North Atlantic. Really entertaining for those that like to watch. Not great access for the wheelchair, hard to get over the large dunes, but there are a number of access points, along this expansive beach.

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Pembroke, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I visited Lawrencetown Beach on New Years Day on a little solo adventure as it is located close to my in-laws home at Martinique Beach. I was surprised to see so many people bundled up and out for a walk on the beach! It was beautiful. The location is wonderful as it is close to Halifax, and close to other... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just a half hour from Halifax you will find this gem. Spectacular beach, great for wind surfing, surfing, kite surfing or just sun bathing. Bring your lunch and spend the day.

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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love Lawrencetown... however word of advice: it's a rocky beach with strong waves and undertow... you can swim (and there are lifeguards) however it's not a place where you can go and lay on the sand in the sun so much (plus it's often cold there, even if it's sunny elsewhere!)

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just outside dartmouth. White sandy beach great for surfing. Only issue would be the water currents.

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Halifax, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Go for a stroll along there stoney beach or watch the surfers catch a wave. the choice is yours. Just a few miles out of town and worth the Trip.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Easy to get to, great signage a panorama over looking the Atlantic. There were a few courageous surfers paddling their way out to catch the big waves. We stood in the wind for twenty minutes watching the water. pebble beaches well washed with the tide changes. don't drop any coins they fall through the rocks and are lost forever.

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Newmarket, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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