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Bayswater Beach Provincial Park


Travel the Lighthouse Route – along Hwy 329 until you come to the end of the peninsula and just between the communities of Aspotogan and Blandford – and you’ll discover Bayswater Beach Provincial Park.

Rustic wooden sign reading "Nova Scotia Bayswater Picnic Park" on grass with a lake in the background.

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you Bayswater’s large white sandy beach is one of the best beaches in Nova Scotia.

Bayswater beach view of tall grass behind the white sand beach leading to a blue ocean.
There’s a wonderful picnic area with a great view of the ocean on one side and a lovely lake on the other.

A picnic bench on grass facing a lake with forest in the background.
There are plenty of tables some with shelters plus outdoor barbecue grills.

Picnic benches on grass, some under shelters amongst tall pine trees under a blue sky.

Sheila’s Canteen has been serving for over 30 years – a food truck with good eats and cool treats - everything delicious to make your day at the beach complete.

Bayswater beach with many people lounging and swimming in the sea. Photo of Sheila's Canteen food truck layered over beach photo with a girl in a bathing suit ordering by the window.

This is a supervised beach during the months of July and August. Change rooms and restrooms are also available from June to September. With ample parking on both the lakeside and along the beach – you’ll want to make a day of it and come back again and again!

Girl in green walking down sand path with tall grass either side to Bayswater beach.


Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial and Final Internment Site

Just beside Bayswater Provincial Park, you'll also find the Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial and Final Internment Site.

Granite wall with names of those who perished in Swiss Air flight 111.

This must-see monument was created in memory of all 229 people on board who perished on September 2, 1998, when Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax Stanfield International Airport at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay.

Stone tiles with three small pillars on one side. Surrounded by forestry.

The crash site was 8 km / 5 mi from the shore, not far from the small fishing village of Bayswater, and was a site of the recovery operation following the crash.