Carter's Beach In Nova Scotia
by Sally Rodenhiser
(Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada)
This is an awesome beach in Queens County Nova Scotia. There are 3 semi circular white sand beaches with clear green caribbean waters, great for snorkelling and also the biggest sand dollars you'll ever see.
Very secluded and quiet. It's my favorite beach in Nova Scotia followed by Hirtle's and Crescent Beach in Lockport.Nori's Reply:
You just don't see that color anywhere else in the Northeast, not that I know of, in any event. Even stranger, it's only the first of the three perfect little semi-circular beaches that hold that "Caribbean turquoise,' even though there is no obvious difference in color of sand or other conditions. It's a beautiful area of Nova Scotia.
The whole south coast of Nova Scotia is spectacular. My Dad calls is the Cape Cod of the 70s... unspoiled, undiscovered, uncommercialized. The locals, largely fishermen, still live in many of their seaside homes, fiercely holding onto their land. The restaurants are still the real deal, the perfect little spots that you see in movies set in the 50s.
Our favorite beach on the South Shore is Hirtles Beach
, a majestic 2-mile beach set in a peninula that juts out and orients Hirtles due south. Too cold to swim in (except for certain polar bear-types), it has five fresh water ponds that are positively balmy. Nearby Lunenberg is a UNESCO heritage town. Stop in to eat at Magnolia's, where you will eat as well as you have eaten anywhere.