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East Coast Surf School

My 14 year old and I took surf lessons. Everything was super easy. We checked in and got our gear... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
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This is my happy place

sunshine, wind, fog, rocks, kite surfers, surfers, families, great beach walk. Something different... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4348 Lawrencetown Rd, East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia B2Z 1P8, Canada
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

My 14 year old and I took surf lessons. Everything was super easy. We checked in and got our gear right on the beach. Our instructor, Sylvie, was incredibly kind and patient. She explained everything clearly and we got the mechanicals quickly. She was attentive...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank LoveTravel61357
Reviewed July 28, 2017

sunshine, wind, fog, rocks, kite surfers, surfers, families, great beach walk. Something different every day with tidal changes. thank you Nova Scotia for this beautiful free beach!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite spots to catch some sun, breath in ocean air and enjoy amazing views. It's perfect for long relaxing walks. Great for everyone from young families with young children and pet owners to photographers looking for the great shot. It's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank MelandLuke
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

A long sandy beach on the Atlantic ocean , the ocean is to the south. There is washrooms and food facilities.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed May 10, 2017

So "Lawrencetown" to the locals is several things... 1. Approaching from Dartmouth proper, you reach a first beach which is nice, but more for the adventurers. DANGER - This beach is near a bridge where the salt water is affected by tides... swim there and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank rob19321
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Lawrencetown Beach is a generally a busy place to take some time out at the beach, for visitors and locals alike. The beach is not the warmest water all the time, but it is right on the Atlantic Ocean. There are change rooms and parking.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Scott O
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Grear spot for surfing. Very rocky beach not recommended for young kids who want to just play in the sand considering there is a near by Conrad beach full of sand. Very popular high traffic spot but great for adults

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank kourtneayr
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This beach is my go to when I want to watch the waves. Usually some surfers here, this is the best wave beach around and maybe my favourite, although it's a tough choice.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Long haul to drive from Montreal but there's a little town at the end of he rainbow and it was beautiful. Not much to eat as restaurants go in the area or groceries so pack food for sure. But Dartmouth is not too far and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kikenny_bay
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Lawrencetown beach is a must see for anyone visiting the east coast. I was lucky and often see it on a good day but it can be foggy. Nice sand and is perfect day out for any family. Surfing lessons are also available.

Date of experience: September 2016
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July 22, 2018|
Response from Joanne N | Reviewed this property |
there are definitely washrooms but I don 't remember seeing a canteen