Staff Picks: Beaches in Atlantic Canada

We are so lucky on the East Coast to never be too far from the coastline. We asked our staff from all over Atlantic Canada for their favourite beach recommendations in their home province.

Heading out for a day, or for an extended stay? Enjoy a worry-free trip with Wilsons Security. With alarm monitoring combined with home automation, benefit from the peace of mind that you can still keep an eye on your home while you’re out enjoying all that Atlantic Canadian beaches have to offer!

New Brunswick:

Kelly’s Beach

Kouchibouguac National Park, NB

Recommended by Jayne Lederman, Office Manager

Located in Kouchibouguac National Park, this beach has a fabulous boardwalk, great bike trails, and amenities like washrooms and food. You’ll love the dunes and the relatively warm water! It’s under 90 minutes from Moncton.

Caissie Cape Beach

Grande-Digue, NB

Recommended by Nick Sacobie, Technician

A classic beach day for the whole family, Caissie Cape offers tidal pools for exploring and lots of room for kids and dogs to play. There is also a nice wharf.  Make it a fun weekend and stay at the nearby campground! This destination is just over 30 minutes from Moncton.

Plage l’Aboiteau

Cap-Pelé, NB

Recommended by Matt LeBlanc, Technician

This supervised, sandy beach has a reputation for being clean and great for families. It has all the amenities, lots of parking, and beautiful sunsets! Get here in under 40 minutes from Moncton.


Middle Cove Beach

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, NL

Recommended by Paul Whittle, Sales Manager, & Jonathan Pretty, Technician

This is a quintessential Newfoundland pebble beach! The 20-min drive from St. John’s is beautifully scenic (take Marine Dr!), and when you get there, you just might spot a capelin or a whale. A great place for exploring the seashore and sticking your toes in the water.

Sandy Cove Beach

Elliston, NL

Recommended by Paul Whittle, Sales Manager

If lounging is in your plans, check out Sandy Cove Beach. This is a lovely spot 85 minutes from Clarenville and 3.5 hours from St. John’s. It’s great for picnics, and there are also cottages nearby if you want to extend your stay.

Rotary Topsail Beach

Conception Bay South, NL

Recommended by Jonathan Pretty, Technician

If you’re spending time in St. John’s, this beach is just 20 minutes away! With a playground and an amphitheatre, this vibrant park is a community hub on a sunny day. Offering amazing views and hiking trails, this is well-loved by outdoors enthusiasts, plus it has great picnic spots.

Nova Scotia:

Halls Harbour Beach

Halls Harbour, NS

Recommended by William Lees, Residential Security Consultant

This gem of a beach is just 10 minutes outside of Centreville, and under 90 minutes from downtown Halifax. Go if you’re looking for gorgeous views, and stay for the ocean-to-table restaurant right on the water.

Roseway Beach

Shelburne, NS

Recommended by Cathy Levesque, Office Administrator

This lovely spot is secluded and peaceful; if you’re looking to recharge, then go here. The water almost looks turquoise, and when the tide is out, the sand stretches seemingly forever. Roseway Beach is approx 160 minutes from downtown Halifax. Pack a lunch and spend the day!

Rainbow Haven Beach

Cow Bay, NS

Recommended by Jessie Whorrall, Marketing Intern

This beach has soft sand, ample parking, and lots of room to set up for a day in the sun. It also has washrooms and a canteen, so it’s great for families. This beach is about 30 min from downtown Halifax making it very accessible from the city!

Conrad’s Beach

Lawrencetown, NS

Recommended by Blaine Wilson, Project Manager

Conrad’s Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach with boardwalks! You also might get to see some wildlife while you’re there. The parking lot isn’t huge, but it’s worth the walk. There is nothing like an evening stroll on Conrad’s Beach.

Prince Edward Island

Brackley Beach

Brackley Beach, PE

Recommended by Postie Connolly, Security Consultant

Brackley Beach is a nice, sandy stretch of coastline with shallow sandbars that are great for children. Only 15 minutes from Charlottetown, there are also many cottages and some highly-rated dining options nearby.

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

West Point, PE

Recommended by Scott Ramsay, Security Consultant & Technician

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park has a scenic beach with that iconic PEI red sand. It has a very photogenic lighthouse, and is great for strolling and exploring in a peaceful setting! There are also an inn and a restaurant closeby. It’s under 2 hours from Charlottetown and just an hour from Summerside.

Covehead Beach

Stanhope, PE

Recommended by Scott Ramsay, Security Consultant & Technician 

On the Gulf Shore, this beach has a beautiful (working!) lighthouse, sand dunes, and pleasing views. Quiet and quaint, it is a great spot to head for a day in the sand. From Charlottetown, it’s under 30 minutes’ drive!

Photo by Cathy Levesque