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Lifeguard supervision starts July 1 at Nova Scotia beaches

By Joe Thomson Jun 27, 2023 | 12:29 PM

Kearney Lake Beach. (SOURCE: Halifax Regional Municipality)

Summer is here and that means thousands of Nova Scotians and tourists alike will be hitting the beach. People can rest assured knowing that certified lifeguards will be on hand to help in case of emergency.

About two dozen beaches across 12 counties will be staffed as of July 1st. They are supervised daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Mavillette Beach in Digby County, and Clam Harbour Beach in the Halifax Regional Municipality, which are only supervised on weekends.

Lifeguards are required to go through a Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard certification as well as certifications in standard first aid, oxygen administration, CPR, and automated external defibrillation.

Last summer, 182,000 people visited provincial beaches and more than 90 rescues took place.

Below is a full list of beaches across the province with on-duty lifeguards:

  • Aylesford Lake Beach | Kings County
  • Bayfield Beach | Antigonish County
  • Bayswater Beach | Lunenburg County
  • Clam Harbour Beach | Halifax County
  • Dollar Lake Beach | Halifax County
  • Dominion Beach | Cape Breton County
  • Heather Beach | Cumberland County
  • Ingonish Beach | Victoria County
  • Inverness Beach | Inverness County
  • Lake Ellenwood Beach | Yarmouth County
  • Lake Milo Boat Club | Yarmouth County
  • Lawrencetown Beach | Halifax County
  • Martinique Beach | Halifax County
  • Mavillette Beach | Digby County
  • Melmerby Beach | Pictou County
  • Mira Gut Beach | Cape Breton County
  • Point Michaud | Richmond County
  • Pomquet Beach | Antigonish County
  • Port Hood Beach | Inverness County
  • Port Maitland Beach | Yarmouth County
  • Queensland Beach | Halifax County
  • Rainbow Haven Beach | Halifax County
  • Rissers Beach | Lunenburg County
  • Stoney Island | Shelburne County


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