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The Hawk Beach

The Drowned Forest

Location
Located In Cape Sable Island
Where To Find Us
Hawk Rd
Cape Sable Island, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County ; South Shore Region
Contact
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Contact Misty James, Recreation Director; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239; Email: mjames@barringtonmunicipality.com
Alternate Contact Joel d'Entremont, Physical Activity Coordinator; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 237; Email: jdentremont@barringtonmunicipality.com
Mailing Address c/o Barrington Recreation Centre 
PO Box 100 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-2598
Description & Services
Information  
 
The Hawk, Cape Sable Island, NS. The Hawk Beach is located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia. Walk this white sandy beach and explore the 1500 year old drowned forest; a broad area of three stumps still rooted in the original soil. Exposed at low tide.  
 
 
 
A great birding destination as it is part of the Cape Sable Important Bird Area which makes it one of the best birding areas in Nova Scotia. 
 
From the beach you can view the Cape Sable Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, standing at 101 feet tall. 
 
Bathroom on site during the summer months. 
 
Explore at own risk. 
 
The Hawk Beach may be difficult to find. If you are looking at places to park. Drive down Hawk Point RD and turn left onto New Rd and at the end of this road there will be a parking lot. The Beach will be on your left past the rocks.  
 
 
 
 
 
Special Information
Tags Beaches ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun ; Walking