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Louis Head Beach

Located In Louis Head
Where To Find Us
Louis Head, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County
Phone 902-875-3544 Ext. 225
Contact Adam Dedrick, Director of Recreation and Parks
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the District of Shelburne - Recreation & Parks 
PO Box 280 
136 Hammond St 
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
Fax 902-875-1278
Description & Services
Beautiful 1.8 km long sand beach, at the mouth of the Sable River ; on the lighthouse route in the community of Louis Head; across from Louis Head Campground. 
The sandy beach and protected cove make it an ideal launching area for kayaking. 
Limited parking. 
Lovely place for a walk! 
Use at own risk. 
Home to the endangered Piping Plover, dogs should be leashed during the nesting and hatching season in late June and early July.  
If you would like to see the nestlings hatch, or witness this marvelous little creature in action, please contact the Crescent Beach Centre for more information 902-656-3123.
Special Information
Tags Beaches ; Canoe/Kayak ; Fall Fun ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Running ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun ; Swimming ; Walking