BeachesWe have the most beautiful beaches; each one has its own unique characteristics that set them apart from one another. There are many great swimming beaches, and many more to beachcomb for beautiful items. Please respect the beaches and take all your garbage with you.

 

 

 

North Beach

Located at the end of the Factory Road, the north shore has beautiful views. This is the site where many of the old canning factories were located on the island.

North Beach

 

Roger's Point

Located at the southern tip of the island. This beach has no public access roads. The only access is hiking east of the wharf over the rocky coastline or staying at an accommodation that grants access. This beach has beautiful sandbars and warmer water, due to its shallow waters and the proximity to the mainland.

Roger's Point

 

John Dan's Cove

Located on the north of the island, they say this is the most beautiful beach. Unfortunately getting to it is difficult. This beach is accessible to the public by boat or with a hefty hike over rough terrain. The only public access from the island is from the Factory Road, where you have to hike east a few kilometers, along the rocky shoreline.

John Dan’s Cove

East End Beach

Located at John MacCallum Memorial Park, on the most eastern end of the island, off the main road. This beach is the most popular beach due to its beautiful sand and wonderful swimming spot. It's also a great place for walking and beachcombing, as you will find beautiful rocks, shells and beach glass. The attached park has picnic tables, a public outhouse and changing facilities. The park is closed at night, so no camping or fires are permitted.

East End Beach

 

 West End Beach

This beach is not safe for swimming due to its many large rocks. However, it is an amazing place to view the sunset. It is also the best place to find driftwood! From here you can also see both the mainland and PEI and if your timing is right, the PEI Ferry crossing.

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 Wharf Beach

Located just west of the wharf, this beach is a great place for day trips to Pictou Island. The beach has a great swimming spot and is a short walk to the Pictou Island Market, Southern Lighthouse and Pictou Island Vineyard.

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