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Waterside Beach Provincial Park

649 R. Grant Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 800-565-0000
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miles of beach and warm water

this beach takes a couple of extra minutes to get to, but it is a hidden gem. one of the best in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Peter F
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Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
A beautiful beach without the crowds

Located off the Sunrise Trail, there is lots of parking and nice boardwalks that lead through the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
CurtisJoelTravel
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 Oct 2017
“miles of beach and warm water”
17 Sep 2017
“A beautiful beach without the crowds”
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649 R. Grant Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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+1 800-565-0000
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

this beach takes a couple of extra minutes to get to, but it is a hidden gem. one of the best in Atlantic Canada, in the warmest waters you can imagine and clean as can be. and the best part is that it never crowded

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Located off the Sunrise Trail, there is lots of parking and nice boardwalks that lead through the dunes to the beach. Often less busy than other well known beaches in the county, there is a lot of space and great swimming here with a very...More

1  Thank CurtisJoelTravel
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Nice parking area , with a boardwalk to the beach ! Beautiful sparkling red sandy beach , nice family beach, great for children as the water is very shallow and nice and warm ;) I loved my day at Waterside Beach !

Thank Jayne P
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Took a couple of walks on the boardwalks over the salt marsh to the beach on this weekend. The beach has beautiful sand and many pieces of driftwood.

Thank NBTraveller68
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Looking for a fairly private quiet beach? This is it! A bit "out of the way" drive from town...but not a far distance to walk from your vehicle. Outdoor toilet facilities available. Beautiful sand bar at low tide and lots of beach to explore.

Thank lovinretirement2016
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

this is place is not as busy as other beaches but the smell there is grouse and land full of seaweed i had to stop going there because it started smelling really bad

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Waterside Beach Provincial Park is a beautiful beach. The view from the beach/area is spectacular. Love it there.

1  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Was curious to see so took a drive out on a day off from work. Beach not very busy when we visited, lots of room to park and lots of room to set up a good spot on the beach. Soft reddish pink sand and...More

1  Thank DKMac2010
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Very quiet not a lot of traffic will be back again soon ...........,..........................has a boardwalk, low tide

Thank Holly J
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This beach has a great boardwalk to get to the beach.The water is so warm for swimming and theres also a sand bar at low tide.This beach is not used as much as some of the others in the area so it never seems to...More

1  Thank NSAdventureSeekers
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