For a true something-to-write-home-about-experience, sign up for a surfing lesson near Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park. These well-established surfing schools have everything you need for your saltwater adventure – wetsuits, boards. and lots of patience. By sundown they’ll have you feeling the thrill of catching your first wave.
Lawrencetown Beach is a provincial beach park 19 km (12 mi) east of Dartmouth on Route 207 along the Eastern Shore. This popular sand-and-cobble beach is noted for its surf. Strong rip tides and currents are common; swimmers and surfers must exercise caution. The park has supervised swimming areas in July and August. Park features include ramped boardwalks, change houses, showers, and flush toilets. The beach park connects to a walking trail on a former railbed and is part of the larger Cole Harbour-Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Park System.