Within a week of moving out to Nova Scotia, I was begging my mom to come with me to the beach so we could see the ocean – we did just move to Canada’s Ocean Playground after all! So after a bit of convincing, we packed up the dogs and made our way to the beach closest to us which is Crystal Crescent Beach.
Crystal Crescent Beach is a quick 35 minute drive from downtown Halifax, and it’s a must see if you’re looking for things to do in Halifax. It’s a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach with a beautiful walking trail as well which makes it great if you have dogs in tow.
I have always wanted to live near the ocean, but somehow never expected it to happen within Canada. The water is definitely colder since we’re more north, but it was so beautiful and clean.When we arrived at Crystal Crescent Beach, there weren’t too many people there since school had just started back up for kiddos the week before so we had plenty of room to explore and have fun.
Our dogs aren’t too fond of water unless it’s just for drinking, so this was quite a shock for them.The waves were too strong to get Ollie in there since he’s just 2.5 pounds, but we got Aspyn to try them out and she went running for the hills! She was curious, but then when a wave began to flow her way, she wanted nothing to do with it. It sweetened the pot for the dogs that the people who were at the beach that day couldn’t get enough of them, and flocked around to pet and cuddle them.
Once we finished walking up and down the beach, we sat on some rocks for a bit to watch as the tide began to come back in and chatted with some friendly locals. We then saw the path nearby and went for a short nature hike. From my research, it looks like this path is about 3km, so it would be a really great place to go for a hike, then cool off again in the ocean. There’s definitely enough to do to keep yourself occupied for the day if you’re making the quick road trip from Halifax.
7 Reasons to Visit Crystal Crescent Beach
1. It has beautiful white-sand beaches.
Crystal Crescent Beach is home to three gorgeous white sand beaches, each with its own unique character. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax or a place to play in the waves, you’ll find it here.
2. It has crystal clear waters
The water at Crystal Crescent Beach is crystal clear, making it perfect for swimming or taking photos. We love how you can see the bottom of the ocean from the shore.
3. The beach is located in a quiet, secluded area, making it the perfect spot to relax and get away from it all.
The beach is located in a quiet, secluded area which makes it the perfect spot to relax. It is also great for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
4. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby.
If you love nature, then you will love Crystal Crescent Beach because there are plenty of hiking trails nearby. This is the perfect place to explore the beautiful scenery and get some fresh air.
5. The beach is well-known for its spectacular sunsets.
Ready to be amazed? The sunsets at Crystal Crescent Beach are truly spectacular. This is the perfect place to watch the sun go down and enjoy the beautiful colors of the sky.
6. Perfect for a day trip from Halifax
Crystal Crescent Beach is the perfect destination for a day trip from Halifax. It is only a short drive away, you can get there in only 45 minutes.
If you need a little beach getaway, then this is the place for you.
7. A great spot to take photos
If you love taking photos, then you will love Crystal Crescent Beach. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and there are plenty of photo opportunities. This is the perfect place to capture some amazing memories.
This beach is dog friendly and it would be a great place to bring children during the summer to have some good fun in the beautiful nature. Check out some of the photos I got from our trip below!