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“Best beach in Pictou County”

Melmerby Beach Provincial Park
Lower Sackville, Canada
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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best beach in Pictou County”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a wonderful beach. Kept so clean. A favorite with the locals. A small drive from New Glasgow but so worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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167 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Ok beach”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not a bad spot if you like the crowds. I think they could definitely do more with this location, it would be nice to see the canteen open again and update the facilities. I didn't relize the washrooms further down the beach were outhouse style, but maybe they don't have running water that far down, not really sure. They could clean the beach up a little more as well, but that is probably not a priority. Overall, its a good beach for a hot day, however there are nicer ones in Pictou County that offer more privacy.

Visited July 2013
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Anniston, Alabama
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not much of a beach person”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I tend to only visit the beach during off-season. Since tourist season hasn't really kicked in in Nova Scotia yet, it's still off season. That being said, I think that what we saw of this beach was stunning. There were several places where you could drive in and park. Each of those places had bathrooms and a place to rinse off. Farther on down the beach, the road is unpaved. Unfortunately, we did not go father down since due to recently washing the car.

There are boardwalks over the dunes to the beach and I have to say that the dunes are well-preserved. The beach front is very long, good for a walk or a swim. From my wading around, the beach and the shallow water are a bit on the rocky/pebbly side, but still all right for getting in the water.

There were only two other people there during the time we were, so the place was pretty much deserted. It looks like there will be an issue of crowding during the peak summer months, though I could only guess by the amount of parking available.

The weather was beautiful, and even if you go when it is too cold to swim, a walk on this beach with the breeze coming off the water is very relaxing.

Visited June 2013
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