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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Many services listed in our Community Recreation Database ( / NS Trails Guide have reduced hours or are currently closed to the public. We advise that you call ahead to confirm services / trails are open and available before attending in person.

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South Side Beach

Daniel's Head Beach

Located In Cape Sable Island
Where To Find Us
Daniels Head Rd
Cape Sable Island, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County ; South Shore Region
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Contact Misty James, Recreation Director; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239; Email:
Alternate Contact Joel d'Entremont, Physical Activity Coordinator; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 237; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Barrington Recreation Centre 
PO Box 100 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-2598
Description & Services
Directions: Once you crossed the Cape Sable Island Causeway, continue onto Highway 330 until and then turn left onto Centreville South Side Road Follow this road then turn left onto Daniels Head Road. Driv down this road for 850m and the parking lot will be on your right. 
Walk for miles on this white sandy beach. Like all our beaches, a great backdrop to your special day. A great place to collect sea glass, swim or just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds! 
A great birding area. 
Change Rooms, Washrooms, picnic area available during the summer months. Explore at own risk.
Special Information
Tags Beaches ; COVID - Mental Health ; COVID- Stay active Outdoors ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun ; Swimming