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Framboise Beach


Overview

Length: 8 km (5 mi) return
Hiking Time: 2+hr
Type of Trail: natural surface (sand)
Uses (no snow): walking, ATVs
Uses (snow): snowshoeing
Facilities: none
Dog Use: off-leash permitted

Gov’t Topo Map: 11K09 (Framboise)
Rating (1-5): 1

Trailhead GPS Reference: N 45 42” 16.5’ W 60 19” 40.9’

Access Information: From St. Peter’s Canal, drive 11.5 km (7.2 on Highway 4 toward Sydney. Turn right onto Soldiers Cove Road, turning left onto St Peters Fourchu Road in 10 km (.625 mi). Turn right onto Pig Point Road, and follow 2.3 km (1.4 mi) to ocean.

From Sydney, take Exit 7 on Highway 125 onto Highway 327. Follow for 35.5 km (22.2 mi), turning right onto St. Peters Fourchu Road. Continue for 25 km (15.7 mi), turning left right onto Pig Point Road, and follow 2.3 km (1.4 mi) to ocean.

Introduction: The section of coastline between Gabarus and St. Peter’s is one of the least frequently visited in Nova Scotia. Perhaps that is because of its relative remoteness.

Framboise Beach is one of the easiest walks. It simply follows a long sandy beach from one end to the other. Stroll in the sand near sunrise, and be captivated by the roll of the surf, the abundant variety of bird life, and the relaxing tranquillity of this spot. Framboise Beach is ideal for families, but enjoyable for anyone who values the natural world.

The actual name of the beach is “Morrison’s”, but doesn’t walking on Framboise – French for “raspberry” – Beach sound like more fun?

Cautionary Notes: No cell phone reception.

Ratings are designated from 1 to 5 indicating suitability for all fitness and experience levels, with 5 being suitable only for experienced and very fit outdoor people. Novices should only choose level 1 and 2 hikes, and work their way up. Level 4 and 5 hikes have indicators associated with their ratings.

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