Six Beaches and Lakes You Can Get To By Bus

Now that Spring weather has finally arrived (knock on wood), it’s time to start figuring out how to fit as much beach time as possible into the next few months.

A few years ago, a visiting student who was new to Halifax told us how disappointed they were that they couldn’t get to the beach by bus. And while salt water adventures are a bit difficult to reach without a car, lakes and sandy escapes are just a bus ride away.

Check out our video on six beaches and lakes you can get to by bus, then leave a comment below (keep scrolling – the comment section is there, I promise) with more beaches you can bus to.  If only the ocean will do, check below the video for your closest option by bus/bike.

IMPORTANT: Here’s the thing, friends. I don’t know where you are starting your adventure, or what day or time you’ll be travelling, and bus routes have a habit of changing. Before you go, MAP IT on google. Most of our adventures started at Mumford Terminal, while other ones started in Dartmouth so do a quick map check to avoid getting lost (though, we here at The Local Traveler love getting a little lost).

If you’re feeling adventurous and don’t mind a bit of a hike or bike to dip your toes in the ocean, A 7km trek from the end of the #60 route will get you to one of the better beaches in Nova Scotia, Rainbow Haven Beach.

Get off the #60 at Samuel Danial Road, and bike along Cow Bay Road then Bissett Road. Beach amenities include change houses, a canteen, showers, flush toilets, beach volleyball nets, and boardwalks. From bus to bike, you are looking at about an hours journey, a worthwhile trip to lounge on Rainbow Haven.

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