Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Sambro: Address, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,251 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Came here recently for a quick visit and walk. Unfortunately, they were closed, but seemed still very well maintained and upkept. We will definately visit when they are open.
Written October 14, 2021
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Alex D
Ottawa, Canada70 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Excellent hiking trails that end up ocean side on high rocks with a great view! (It's not a difficult trail)! Two beaches, one large one and one smaller one a little farther in and is clothing/bathing suit optional.
Written June 20, 2021
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Sai Ezra
Halifax, Canada43 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
While not technically legal as a clothing optional beach it is indeed accepted by the province as a don’t ask don’t tell kinda thing. I gave it four out of five because the outhouse is not well maintained and is very disgusting. There have been legal challenges many years ago and if you are local and plan on going regularly perhaps joining the Nova Scotia nudists would be a grand idea. They have a legal fund for any exceptions. The road to the beaches is gravel and is quite bumpy, it’s not a long drive though. If the clothing optional beach is your destination, go to the end of the gravel road to the last parking lot. There are two maintained outhouses at the start of the trail to the beaches, use them, the outhouse at the last beach is kinda gross. It’s a 12-20 minute walk along a well maintained path to reach the nude beach. Make sure to wear clothes at all times unless you are actually on the beach. The beach is in a lovely cove with white sand. The water itself warms up some in late summer but it is the Atlantic so not warm enough for most. 11-17 Celsius. The access to the water is over stones and the bottom is mostly stone with some sand. Unlike many non legal nude beaches this one is well monitored by the nudist association and creepy gay men on the prowl are not tolerated. We have been several times and the ages of people range from young to old, with many regulars we see each time. I say many but I really mean five or six. We haven’t been on a weekend but weekdays there is always lots of room with only a dozen or so people on the relatively large beach. We have chatted with people who have used the beach as nudists for thirty years.
Written August 22, 2020
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Tiredofwhiners2
Toronto, Australia1 contribution
Jul. 2019
Went there first week of September..beach uncrowded, second time , first time in July. Both times the beaches were uncrowded. During the week, could see weekend as being more populated.
Written March 29, 2020
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IR8U
Aurora, Canada348 contributions
Sep. 2019
The hike started with a beach that was very well-used (it was a hot day). After walking a few hundred meters there were very few people on the trail. We went for many kilometres, alternating hiking on the trail by the ocean, or walking on massive, ocean-worn rocks. This park is very close to Halifax, and in terms of rugged beauty I far prefer it over Peggy's Cove.
Written October 28, 2019
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Pisyz
Laval, Canada21 contributions
Aug. 2019
45 minutes from Halifax
Nice beaches
Small waves
Nice sand
No shelves
Nice view
3rd beach is a nude beach
Written September 3, 2019
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Peggie B
Halifax, Canada446 contributions
Aug. 2019
This is a great beach. White sand, clear (but cold) water, nice paths, and lots of parking. It's the perfect place to spend a nice sunny hot day and not to far from the city!
Written August 13, 2019
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Glenn C
Wilmington, NC143 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
It’s an easy walk along wide gravel and boardwalk paths, with inviting beaches and very blue water. I didn’t bother to feel the temp of the water, I know from experience what it would be having lived in Boston for many years. And coming from North Carolina there’s no way it would be that warm. But a few hardy souls were braving it and seemed to be having fun. And everyone on the beach seemed to have a smile on their face.
Written August 3, 2019
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marcolivierkast
Montreal, Canada36 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We were leaving Lunenburg to go to Halifax and we were hesitating on which beach to go on the way. We have checked a few beaches and even though this one wasn’t really on the way, we decided to go as it was highly recommended by many.

It was amazing, a lot of white sand, crystal clear water as you would see in central america.

Really worth the detour! Way better in my opinion than Ingonish beach as Ingonish is mainly rocky which is mot the case for this one!

-Marc
Written July 30, 2019
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Mermaid
4 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
White sand, blue clear water and the liberty of the body !
Clean place that dosent look like a garage.
Skinny dipping into the Atlantic ocean what a wonderfull expérience!
Written July 30, 2019
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