Lawrencetown Beach

Lifeguard Sean Dyer enters the water at Lawrencetown Beach
Lawrencetown Beach is located in Halifax County

History

Lawrencetown Beach was one of the original 15 beaches first supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service in 1973. It is one of only nine beaches that have remained with the NSLS since the program was initiated.

Facilities

Lawrencetown Beach features change houses, cold showers, flush toilets, abundant parking, and boardwalks.

Beach Safety

Lawrencetown Beach can experience exceptionally high surf conditions, as a result of tropical storms and hurricanes. Lawrencetown's rough conditions can create many currents and rips which can be dangerous for non-confident or weak swimmers, resulting in distressed rescues. The lifeguards supervise a 200 metre area situated close to the lifeguard hut. The lifeguards open two lifeguard stations on busier days and incorporate regular walk patrols to keep swimmers away from rips, or higher surf areas like the reef. Lifeguards at Lawrencetown Beach encourage swimmers to stay between the flags and to keep the surfers and body-boarders out of the supervised area.

Directions

From Dartmouth, head southeast toward Portland St, turn left onto Portland St, continue onto Cole Harbour Rd/NS-207 E. Continue to follow NS-207 E, beach will be on the right.

Civic Address

4348 Lawrencetown Road, Lawrencetown, Halifax County