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Martinique Beach

Martinique Beach is located in Halifax County


Martinique Beach was supervised until 1996, but then removed from NSLS supervised beaches. In 2007, a surge in popularity resulted in lifeguard supervision once again. At roughly 5 km in length, Martinique is Nova Scotia's longest sandy beach.


Martinique Beach features a picnic area, change houses and outdoor washrooms. It is also a protected area for the piping plover, and a wildlife refuge.

Beach Safety

Martinique Beach's lifeguards supervise an area of 200 meters. The surf is fairly consistent throughout the summer at 2-4 feet. Occasionally, the surf is larger and more dangerous which can create many currents and rips which can be dangerous for swimmers. There is a gentle slope.


From Halifax take either Highway 107 or 207 to Musquodoboit Harbour and turn right onto East Petpeswick Road.

Civic Address

2389 East Petpeswick Road, Eastern Shore HRM