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Crystal Crescent Beach is a stretch of three white sandy beaches backing onto Nova Scotia Province parkland. This secluded stretch of sand offers a range of attractions for active visitors and a crystal blue-green ocean vista for those who prefer relaxing on the shore.
This is an easy day-trip from Halifax. The scenic half-hour drive meanders through Sambro Creek to the mouth of Halifax Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
Stroll along boardwalks on two of the beaches and hop over the rocks to the third.
From the beach you can join a scenic and meandering hiking trail along the coastline. Pack some snacks and follow the trail all the way to Pennant Point, 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. Complete the full 8-mile (13-kilometer) trek that loops along the coast and features some diverse hiking terrain over beaches, boardwalks, stairs and rocks. Be sure to bring your own water, as this hike requires a full day.
Settle on one of the two family friendly beaches and enjoy warm sand and plenty of room to play. Visitors who are adventurous in body and spirit can clamber the rocks to the third beach and get back to nature in the secluded nudist area.
The small convenience and take-out store nearby to the beach is handy for last-minute trips, or bring your own picnic and make a day of it. At the beach there are two pit-toilet facilities and benches for enjoying the scenery.
Warm Nova Scotian summers make August the best time to visit, when tourists swim all day in the clear turquoise water. There are many rewards for those who visit outside the summer months. Hike through the dunes and bracken to explore the Atlantic coastline and catch a sighting of Canada’s wildlife. Venture into the pine trees and sea grasses for excellent birdwatching.
Rent a car to reach Crystal Crescent Beach. The beach is accessible year-round and free to use. Find trail maps and hiking information online.
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sambro Harbour Lighthouse and within 3 miles (5 km) of Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park and Pennant Harbour Lighthouse. Crystal Crescent Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Chebucto Head Lighthouse and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sambro Harbour Lighthouse and Pennant Harbour Lighthouse. Crystal Crescent Beach and York Redoubt National Historic Site are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Neptune Theatre and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Discovery Centre and Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 12 minutes by foot.
Located in South End, Halifax, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Pier 21 National Historic Site. Discovery Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is only a 1-minute walk.
Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Scotiabank Centre, Halifax Town Clock and Grand Parade. Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre and Halifax City Hall are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 15 minutes by foot.
Located in Downtown Halifax, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Halifax Citadel. Scotiabank Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.
Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Neptune Theatre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.
Situated in Herring Cove, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of McNabs Island Provincial Park, Maugher Beach Lighthouse and York Redoubt National Historic Site. Long Lake Provincial Park and Sir Sandford Fleming Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).