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Municipality of Chester

No matter the size you’re seeking we’ve got one sure to be pleasing. Peppered throughout the Municipality - along the Southern Shore – the Atlantic Ocean is waiting to greet you with pebble-strewn sands and rolling waves.


Bayswater Beach Provincial Park - Hubbards

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

Location: 4015 NS-329, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0

You'll love this large white sand beach, located at the end of the Aspotogan peninsula, between the communities of Aspotogan and Blandford. There you’ll find a picnic area with a great view of the ocean plus outdoor barbecue grills. Sheila’s Canteen has been serving up the tasty for over 30 years – with good eats and cool treats just perfect for the beach. This is a supervised beach during the months of July and August. Change rooms and restrooms are also available from June to September. There you'll also find the Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial, and Final Internment Site.


Freda's Beach - Village of Chester

Small sandy beach with small children and a lady lined with rocks following a small road leading to white houses.

Location: 18 Peninsula Rd #8, Chester, NS B0J 1J0

Located in the heart of Chester Village, Freda's Beach is a great spot for an afternoon with the family and the perfect spot to watch the sailboats coming and going from the Chester Yacht Club. There's a picnic table overlooking the ocean and public washrooms just across the street (right beside the Lido Pool!)


Fox Point Beach - Fox Point

Rock lined sandy Fox Point Beach with groups of [people sitting under umbrellas. Houses and trees in the background.

Location: 968 NS-329, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0

Located in the small fishing community of Fox Point situated between Hubbards to the North and Mill Cove to the South, Fox Point Beach is approximately 700 feet long with a river about halfway along which runs from Fox Point Lake. The cove is sheltered from winds of any direction, but if really strong winds prevail some sizeable waves can be present. There is a large parking lot with a small picnic area with tables. As with the other beaches in St. Margaret’s Bay, it loses its sand during the winter months. Fox Point is a popular dive spot for The Seawolves Dive Club.


Graves Island Beach - Chester

Small rocky Graves Island beach with picnic benches on grass behind it.

Location: 230 Graves Island Rd, Chester, NS B0J 1J0

Beautiful Graves Island Provincial Park has a small cobblestone beach perfect for cooling off on a camping trip or jumping in during a picnic. 


Meisner's Beach - East River

Long sandy beach with pebbles and grass in the foreground. Cars parked on the side of the road behind it.

Location: East River, NS B0J 1T0

East River is the western launching point for the Aspotogan Peninsula. Just down the 329, you'll find Meisner's Beach - a wonderful spot for a stroll and the perfect spot to watch the sunset over Mahone Bay.


Mill Cove Beach - Mill Cove

Small sand and rock beach leading onto sheltered ocean. Wooden ramp leading to it.

Location: 70 Mill Cove Shore Rd, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0

Tucked into a sheltered cove between Fox Point and Northwest Cove, Mill Cove Beach prides itself on being one of the sunniest spots on the Aspotogan Peninsula. A wooden galley comfortably leads to a mix of sand and pebbles along the lovely shore. Complete with picnic tables and a wading area from the freshwater brook flowing into the ocean cove.


Text on a photo of a wave reading "To find out the current tide levels in the Municipality of Chester you'll need to check the chart for Lunenburg County here.