Visited The Hawk on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada again last week so that I could get a picture of the Cape Sable Lighthouse, which you can just see in the far distance. What I didn’t know was that the lighthouse is located not on Cape Sable Island itself but on Cape Sable, a low, sandy islet about 3 miles long, lying offshore. And of course, the sun was directly behind it, which made picture taking more than a little difficult! So until I can arrange for a boat to take me out to Cape Sable, this has to do, taken from The Hawk Beach!
The Hawk is a community on Cape Sable Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Barrington municipal district of Shelburne County. It is the most southerly community in Nova Scotia.
The Hawk Beach is located on the southerly tip of Cape Sable Island. Walk this white sandy beach and explore the 1500 year old drowned forest; a broad area of fossil tree stumps still rooted in the original soil. Exposed at low tide.
This beach is a protected area, home to the piping plover and many other birds, which makes it one of the best birding areas in Nova Scotia.
From the beach you can view the Cape Sable Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, standing at 101 feet tall.
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