, sailor’s delight. Or so the old saying goes. We often visit Martinique Beach on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, which is the longest beach in the province, is quite good for surfing, and also is part of a large protected bird sanctuary. So there’s something for everyone, and miles of beach to explore. As it’s somewhat off the beaten track, there’s lots of space for everyone. This evening in September 2005 we decided to stay until after dark and were rewarded with a really flaming sunset over a relatively quiet Atlantic Ocean.
For those who may want to visit, take Highway 7 east from Dartmouth for about 30 miles to the village of Musquodoboit Harbour, and watch for the Martinique Beach sign on your right. The road is paved and well maintained and ends right at the beach so you can’t get lost. There are change rooms and toilets but no canteens or other food, so pack a lunch if you plan to stay awhile. Leave the world behind, and be happy for doing so.
Sony DSCF828 camera.