Martinique beach is a provincial park on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore, just an hour from Halifax, with smooth sand and lots of room to roam. On good wave days surfers like to challenge themselves in the surf. The park has change rooms and pit toilets as well as picnic areas.
Nearby is the community of Musquodoboit Harbour , which has an old train station museum, and a nice little fish and chip restaurant across the street. The drive down to Musquodoboit Harbour can be a wonderful tour of this part of the province, you can take either the highway (107) and be there in an hour, or taking the scenic route through Lawrencetown and Grand Desert via the 207 will take you along the atlantic coast with lots of fishing villages and scenic salt marshes. A stop at Lawrencetown beach along the way will have you walking on a rock beach that will show you the power of the ocean during a storm as you will see the beach rocks that have been pushed up the beach.