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Melmerby Beach

The Place: Little Harbour, Northumberland Shore

The Treasure: Melmerby Beach


Nova Scotia is rich in beaches. Stone or sand, lake, river or ocean – we have a lot of them.


Along the Northumberland Shore, north east of New Glasgow, sits the beautiful Melmerby Beach.


A sand dune separating the parking area from the beach provides a memorable introduction to the beach.  Acting as a sound barrier the waves crashing in go from a dull thud in the parking lot to a robust and powerful symphony of sound as you cross the dune on a boardwalk.


Board walk over dune


On the hot June day we went the two kilometer beach was relatively empty but we suspect this will change as the summer progresses. 😉


A look in both directions:


DSC_2092 Melmerby Beach view


The beach is pretty much all sand with the few rocks there are being well rounded. This is among the denser concentrations of stones we could find on the main beach:


Dense packing for the beach


Melmerby Beach is also non-swimmer friendly in that it goes gently in to the water allowing people (and dogs on leash) to enjoy and enter the water at a level comfortable to them.


Gentle beach slope


There’s also, naturally, a collection of shells to discover. Among them what seems to be a more rare find – a sand dollar. Not sure the visit to the beach went so well for the lobster, however. 😉


Sand Dollar White shell In sand Lobster Claw Open Seashell


Melmerby Beach is well worth the trip for anyone that likes to sit ocean side and listen to the waves or walk along the water’s edge dodging the incoming waves, for shell collectors and rock collectors. Surfers will enjoy the waves and suntanner will enjoy the…. Oh Treasure Bear…


Sun tanning bear


Anyway! Put Melmerby Beach on your must visit list and go get a little sand on your feet. 🙂


Sandy foot


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Here is the current weather and a map to help you plan your trip:


Partly Cloudy
Today 01/15/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around -5C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Tomorrow 01/16/2019 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High -1C. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.
Thursday 01/17/2019 0%
Mainly sunny. High -11C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Snow Showers
Friday 01/18/2019 50%
Snow Showers
Cloudy. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High -2C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of snow 50%.
Saturday 01/19/2019 10%
Cloudy. Morning high of -5C with temps falling to -12 to -10. Winds NW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Ice Pellets
Sunday 01/20/2019 80%
Ice Pellets
Periods of snow during the morning will transition to a wintry mix in the afternoon. High 3C. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precip 80%. Snow and ice accumulating 12-20cm.
Ice Pellets
Monday 01/21/2019 70%
Ice Pellets
A mix of wintry precipitation in the morning. Then periods of snow expected in the afternoon. Morning high of 1C with temps falling to -8 to -6. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precip 70%. Snow and ice accumulating 7-12cm.



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