Queensland Beach is located in Halifax County
Queensland 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 been with the NSLS since the program was initiated.
Queensland's facilities include change rooms, outhouses, and a 300m beach area.
Queensland Beach is a particularly safe beach to swim. There are no rips or currents, and generally no surf. On occasion, however, Queensland can experience large "dumping" waves close to shore as a result of the steep slope of the beach. It's a fantastic "family day" spot to hit on our warm summer days. Occasionally, recreational boaters come too close to the supervised area which is marked by two buoys. The lifeguards at Queensland are very proactive when it comes to keeping boaters out and swimmers in the "swimming area".
The supervised swimming area is marked by two red and yellow flags on the beach and two red buoys in the water. Generally, the lifeguards supervise a 200 metre area, however, on busier days, the supervised area is usually increased.
Queensland generally experiences warmer water temperatures and smaller surf conditions than most other Nova Scotia Beaches located on the Atlantic. This is likely due to its sheltered position within Saint Margaret's Bay. Beach conditions are recorded daily by lifeguard staff and can be accessed by calling the Beach Line.
The lifeguards always enforce safety rules to ensure the maximum safety for the patrons visiting in hope that they will visit again. Lifeguards enforce a "no diving in shallow water" rule at all times to prevent head, neck and back injuries. At Queensland, balls and Frisbees are not permitted to be thrown within the supervised area. This is to ensure persons in in the supervised area are safe. Hard shell boats are prohibited from launching, landing or travelling in the supervised area. During days of offshore winds inflatables are not permitted as they are easily blown out to sea. The lifeguards are also concerned with the safety of the patrons on land.