A dreamy mix of white sand, gently dunes and light blue waters, Carters Beach reminds many who visit it of the Caribbean. Just off Highway 103 close to Port Mouton, where there are plenty of picks when it comes to accommodation, the beach remains entirely uncommercialised and is free of facilities beyond a small car park.
Usually without crowds, the beach consists of three separate crescents of sand. Each faces a different direction, allowing beachgoers to catch the sun’s warmth and stay sheltered from any prevailing winds whatever the weather. One of the beaches is cut into two parts by a river that can rise from ankle to waist deep.
By contrast, entry into the Atlantic waters of Carters Beach is generally shallow. Most choose to visit the beach for the chance to search for silver dollars with the kids or simply to unwind on an attractive area of Nova Scotia coast.
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