Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik has two locations in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia: inland and seaside. They are 1-hour apart, and a 2-hour drive from Halifax and the airport.

Kejimkujik Seaside is a day-use park. Admission is free. Camping is available nearby at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park. Plan to spend a half or full-day exploring the trails and beach.

Visiting Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Hours of operation

Open year-round. 

Getting here

Kejimkujik Seaside is located along Nova Scotia’s coast, 99 km southeast of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, wildlife, drinking water, essential items, Seaside, Adventuresmart.  

Activities and experiences

Hiking, Coastie Initiative, Parks Canada Perfect Picnic.

Facilities and services

Facilities and services, parking, washrooms, trails, beaches.

About Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Nature and science

Conservation and restoration, environment, and wildlife.

History of Kejimkujik Seaside

Fishing and farming, Little Hope Lighthouse.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.

St. Catherine’s River Beach and Little Port Joli Beach are closed for piping plover nesting from April 26 to August, 2023. More details.

An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik Seaside. You can hike through a labyrinth of dense shrubs on your way to the coast. Gradually, the horizon opens up to an expansive view of the Atlantic shoreline with headlands, islands, and bays. Once you arrive at the observation deck, your eyes will be riveted by the pure white sweep of Saint Catherines River Beach. This shining crescent of sand will enchant you with its turquoise waters.

The real adventures still await you at the Atlantic’s edge – seals basking on off-shore islets, one of the last undisturbed nesting beaches of the endangered piping plover, rafts of eiders and other seabirds, waves crashing on granite headlands, an abundance of orchids, and the traces of the Saint Catherines River sheep farm.

Kejimkujik Seaside will invigorate your every sense.

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