Taylor Head Beach – Spry Bay, NS

Taylor Head Beach

This secluded little beach seemed like such a hidden treasure, we almost didn’t want to write about it. But, as it turns out, Taylor Head beach is no secret for many Nova Scotians.


Arriving before 10, we had the whole beach to ourselves. And what a beach! A picturesque rocky cove, with fine white sand and sky for days. The tide was low, so we were able to climb up onto a large rock, a move that almost left us stranded due to fast raising tides.

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Another nice feature are the sheltered picnic tables. Just off the beach, this area is well shaded without compromising the view of the water.

The whole beach is surrounded by a provincial park, filled with well kept path ways, fire pits, picnic tables and descriptive signs of the marine wildlife.

taylor_head_beach_trails1As we were leaving around 11 am, the crowds were just starting to arrive. With lots of camping nearby, and breathtaking views of land and sea alike, Taylor Head Beach is one of the Nova Scotia Beaches ‘must-see’ places, especially for all the early birds out there.

When we left the beach, we just kept driving. The Eastern Shore is the least-visited area of our beautiful province. The journey was filled with breathtaking sights of the shoreline, secluded picnic spots and highway folk art.

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Want more Nova Scotia Beaches?

Crescent Beach, South Shore
Beach Meadows Beach, South Shore
Freda’s Beach, South Shore
Cleveland Beach, South Shore
Dingwall Beach, Cape Breton
Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton
North Bay Beach, Cape Breton
Melmerby Beach, Northumberland Shore
Mavillette Beach, Yarmouth
Chocolate Lake Beach, HRM
Lakeside, HRM
Blomidon, Bay of Fundy

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