Beaches

The Antigonish area is proud of its variety of clean, beautiful beaches. Each beach sports a spectacular panoramic view.

Along the Sunrise Trail, north of Antigonish is Mahoney’s Beach. The sunrise is breathtaking! Further on the Cape George Mini-Trail is Cribbon’s Beach. Here children can build a sandcastle.

If the children want to see huge waves then take a drive to Ballantyne’s Cove in Cape George. Close by is the wharf and lighthouse.

After visiting the Lighthouse keep on to Livingstone’s Cove. Enjoy an evening by the campfire watching the sunset.

If it's treasure you're after then stop by Malignant Cove Beach on Route 245. Named after a pirate ship, this beach is perfect for scuba diving.

The last beach on the Cape George Mini-Trail is in the village of Arisaig which is also a provincial park. After swimming visit the adjacent park and then see the Cairn commemorating the first Highland Scots to settle in Antigonish.

East of the Town of Antigonish, are the beaches of St. George’s Bay. Each beach supports many species of waterfowl and other wildlife.

The sandy Pomquet Provincial Park Beach is a protected area for the Piping Plover. Further east isBayfield Beach Provincial Park. This beach is great for clam digging. Both of these beaches provide Lifeguard services.