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Beautiful place.

The drive to Hirtle's beach is windy and scenic. The beach is pristine with rocky footing but the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sonia T
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada
Spectacular beach

This beach has been seen in movies! I live nearby and love to walk down the boardwalk and meander... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia
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“great beach”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hirtle Beach Rd, Rose Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2X0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to Hirtle's beach is windy and scenic. The beach is pristine with rocky footing but the views are worth the trek. A very nice place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sonia T
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This beach has been seen in movies! I live nearby and love to walk down the boardwalk and meander on the beach. My daughter went swimming there yesterday - she loved the temperature of the water. Our Nova Scotia beaches are not overwhelmed with people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank arctic09
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We wanted to get out for a beach walk. Drove from our Airbnb to Hirtle Beach, and immediately took off our shoes and socks and got into the surf rolling on to the sand. Even though we were there later in the afternoon there were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wh1teshark
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beach worth experiencing, clean, beautiful Atlantic Ocean, close to historic Lunenburg - a World Heritage site; easy access, usually not crowded

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curiosity797130
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

One off the best beaches in the world, yesterday waves as high as I have seen them. The kids didn’t want o get out of the water even as cold as it was.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Derek W
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Worth walking to end of beach for beautiful hike to Schwartz’s point. Not an easy walk (rocks, uneven) but Magnificent.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HeatherR91
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Bring boogy boards. Rolling waves crash near shore creates the beauty of this beach. Take a hike to Gaff point if you have time.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here two years ago, but now the beach has totally changed. No longer with smooth white sand, now the beach is almost totally rock-covered, possibly from some strong storm surges this past winter.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank saltwaterJ
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Great beach but it was very cold in May, however, didn’t put us off just wrapped up well and enjoyed the scenery and paragliders.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lizh215
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

What a beach .... period. White s and, crashing waves, few people, great view and best of all pet friendly. We make this a stop each time out to the east coast. One of our favorite beaches.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Misterrude
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