Martinique Beach

Lifeguards training at Martinique Beach
Martinique Beach is located in Halifax County


Martinique was supervised up to 1996 but then removed from the NSLS supervised beach list. A surge in popularity resulted in lifeguard supervision once again starting in 2007.


Martinique is a protected area for the piping plover. It is also a wildlife refuge. There are a limited number of facilities accessable to the public.

Beach Safety

The lifeguards supervise an area of 200 meters. The surf is fairly consistent throughout the summer at 2-4 feet. Occasionally, the surf is larger and more dangerous which can create many currents and rips which can be dangerous for non-confident or weak swimmers. There is a gentle slope. Beach conditions are recorded daily by lifeguard staff and can be accessed by calling the Beach Line.


From Halifax take either Highway 107 or 207 to Musquodoboit Harbour and turn right onto East Petpeswick Road.