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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:


Tomorrow 11/13/2018 100%
Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 3C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 6mm.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 11/14/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy in the afternoon. Morning high of 0C with temps falling to -8 to -6. Winds W at 40 to 55 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 11/15/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around 0C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Friday 11/16/2018 90%
Cloudy with periods of snow during the afternoon. High 2C. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of snow 90%. 3-7cm of snow expected.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 11/17/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 3C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
Sunday 11/18/2018 40%
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 1C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precip 40%.
Snow Showers
Monday 11/19/2018 40%
Snow Showers
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. High 1C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of snow 40%.



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