News release

Lifeguard Service Ending for the Season

NOTE: A list of beaches that will continue to have lifeguard service until Monday, Sept. 1, and on designated weekends into September, follows this release.

Lifeguard supervision is ending for the season at many beaches around the province this weekend.

Supervision by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will end at the following beaches at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24:

  • Port Maitland and Lake Ellenwood beaches, Yarmouth Co.
  • Glenwood Park Beach, Argyle Co.
  • Mavillette Beach, Digby Co.
  • Heather Beach, Cumberland Co.
  • Dollar Lake and Clam Harbour beaches, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Bayswater Beach, Lunenburg Co.
  • Pomquet and Bayfield beaches, Antigonish Co.
  • Port Hood and Inverness beaches, Inverness Co.
  • Mira Gut Beach, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co.
  • Point Michaud Beach, Richmond Co.

Lifeguards have been supervising the beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily since June 28. Since the service began 42 years ago, there has not been a drowning during supervised hours.

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service and the Lifesaving Society, Nova Scotia Branch, are contracted by the Department of Health and Wellness to provide supervision at 24 Nova Scotia beaches. They also guard some federal and municipal beaches. A complete list is available at www.nsls.ns.ca .

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Lifeguard supervision is ending for the season at many beaches around the province this weekend.

Supervision by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will end at most beaches at 6 p.m. on Sunday (August 24th). Others will remain open into September.

For a complete list of lifeguarded beaches and end dates for supervision, visit w-w-w dot n-s-l-s dot n-s dot c-a.

Since the service began 42 years ago, there has not been a drowning during supervised hours.

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Media Contacts:

Tony Kiritsis
902-424-0585
Paul D'Eon
Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service 902-477-6155

The following sites will be supervised until Sept. 1:

  • Rainbow Haven, Martinique and Queensland beaches, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Rissers Beach, Lunenburg Co.
  • Lake Milo Beach, Yarmouth Co.
  • Melmerby Beach, Pictou Co.
  • Aylesford Lake Beach, Kings Co.
  • Dominion Beach, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Supervision will continue at Lawrencetown Beach on the weekends of Sept. 6-7 and 13-14.