Crystal Crescent Beach

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Crystal Crescent Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

White sands, crystal clear water, province park hikes and stunning Atlantic vistas make this beach a day-tripper’s paradise.

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.

Top Hotels Close to Crystal Crescent Beach

Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1980 Robie St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in South End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emera Oval, Halifax Central Common Park, and Museum of Natural History. Halifax North ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,234 reviews)
"Great location near Hospitals where I had surgery. Staff member on front desk during my checkout was very understanding and cooperative to my medical issues since I couldn’t speak. I didn’t catch him name, but a special thank you to him."

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2021

Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
Sambro, NS
This family-friendly Sambro vacation home is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Sambro Harbour Lighthouse, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Comfy Cottage
"We enjoyed our stay in Sambro in this cozy cottage. It was all the two of us needed for our week stay. It's only 20 minutes from Halifax and we were able to visit several destinations with just daily trips. Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Hall's Harbour, Luckett's Vineyard (you have to go!) and the Halifax ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2019

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Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
1700 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $202 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Downtown Halifax, this hotel is steps from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (188 reviews)
"Fantastic staff, our room wasn’t ready on check in but was upgraded to a premium room no charge."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
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Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1980 Robie St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
Sambro, NS
Sambro 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Staycation/Self Isolation - Stunning Views!
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
1700 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $202 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
The Barrington Hotel
The Barrington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
The Barrington Hotel
Couples Lakefront House: Dogs, Fire-pit, 25m to HFX
Couples Lakefront House: Dogs, Fire-pit, 25m to HFX
Brookside, NS
The price is CA $150 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Couples Lakefront House: Dogs, Fire-pit, 25m to HFX
Hotel Halifax
Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Hotel Halifax
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $124 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea
Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea
3 out of 5
241 Village Road, Herring Cove, NS
Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea
Idyllic Oceanfront Cottage, Near Peggy's Cove!
Idyllic Oceanfront Cottage, Near Peggy's Cove!
Prospect, NS
Idyllic Oceanfront Cottage, Near Peggy's Cove!
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