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.