People would come from all across Canada, to visit our beaches, it was a pilgrimage of monumental proportions at the time, involving trains, boats, and in some cases, horses.
Come see for yourself why so many ventured to Lockeport back then, come see the hidden gem of the south shore, forgotten, but protected, by the 103 bypass.
This is considered the main beach in the Loop area, it is over a mile long, and is made up of soft white sand. It is also home to large flocks of sandpipers and other shore birds during the summer.
The beach is considered to be one of the most attractive in Canada, and was once featured on the $50 bill.
The Beach has ramps at both ends for easy access and is complete with interpretive signage describing the history of the beach.
This Beach is secluded and private, yet close enough to the main beach to be easily accessed. It is located just beyond Ginger Hill (The hill on the western end of Crescent Beach).
This beach is a favorite with many because it is a great spot for a picnic. at low tide, visitors can walk across the sand flats to cranberry island. When the tide comes up, you will truely be alone on an island, where you can spend time exploring the forest on the island, or have a picnic and watch the fishing boats leave the harbor. For more information on tide tables please contact the Crescent Beach Centre at (902) 656 3123.
Located across the road from the Locke Family homestead and the historic streetscape, this beach is the perfect place to launch a kayak or other small boat. This beach is situated right in the middle of the harbor giving visitors the ability to explore the wharves, or even venture beyond the break water to explore the bay.
This beach is formed by a large sand bar that extends across the mouth of the Sable River. It is over 2 miles long and is home to many animals, including the endangered piping plover. During nesting season (summer) we ask that you keep your pets on their leashes while you enjoy this beach.
If you would like to see the nestlings hatch, or witness this marvelous little creature in action, please contact the Crescent Beach Centre for more information (902) 656 3123
Rockland is a beach comber's paradise, with numerous sheltered rock beaches, you will find many exciting things nestled in the shore line, including ducks, and the occasional seal.
Rockland is also home to a number of sand beaches, boasting some of the best tasting clams in the region! For more information on clamming and what tools you may need, contact the Crescent Beach Centre at (902) 656 3123
This massive rock beach is great for those keen to explore, it is seldom disturbed by anyone, and is a great place to look for sea glass and other hidden treasures.
If you want a sand beach, that has gently lapping ripples of warm fresh water, and a gradually sloping beach, Canada Hill Lake is the place for you! It is located at the end of Canada Hill Road, and is easily accessed on foot from the end of the road. It also has a boat slip for those interested in exploring the far side of the lake, and it has a raft anchored near the beach for those who want to spend the day frolicking in the warm summer sun.
Best of all, the Lake is seemingly devoid of leeches.
The area of the coast known as west head is littered with beaches. These are a true hidden treasure of the Lockeport Loop, and most visitors to the area, and some residents, will never see them.
All though access is limited to those who are willing to clamber through wild flower bushes, the hike is well worth it! With wild fruit growing all around the beaches, you need not worry about energy snacks. Blueberry's, Strawberry's, and bake apples, are all prolific in the area.