News release

Lifeguard Supervision Begins this Weekend

NOTE: A list of supervised beaches follows this release.

Surf’s up on many of Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches beginning Saturday, June 30, when lifeguards hit the sand to keep beachgoers safe.

“We’re excited to mark the beginning of another summer of safety and fun on our provincial beaches,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “Please follow lifeguards’ instructions and make safety a priority when swimming and during other water sports.”

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service provides 80 lifeguards to supervise 23 beaches in 12 counties. Last summer, more than 320,000 people joined lifeguards on the beaches and more than 100 rescues took place.

“We are hoping for another safe season, but are preparing staff for any incident that could occur,” said Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service director Paul D’Eon. “We urge beachgoers to swim in the supervised areas, between the red and yellow flags.”

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service and the Lifesaving Society, Nova Scotia Branch supervise select beaches. They also guard some federal and municipal beaches. A complete list is available at www.nsls.ns.ca.

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Surf’s up on many of Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches beginning Saturday, June 30th, when lifeguards hit the sand to keep beachgoers safe.

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says it’s exciting to mark the beginning of another summer of safety and fun on our provincial beaches.

She says it’s important to follow lifeguards’ instructions and make safety a priority.

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service provides 80 lifeguards to supervise 23 beaches in 12 counties.

Last summer, more than 320,000 people joined lifeguards on the beaches and more than 100 rescues took place.

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Media Contacts:

Paul D’Eon
Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service 902-477-6155 Email:
Bruce Nunn
902-476-6454 Email:

Provincial beaches with lifeguards:

  • Clam Harbour, (weekends only), Dollar Lake, Lawrencetown, Martinique, Queensland, Rainbow Haven beaches, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Heather Beach, Cumberland Co.
  • Mavillette Beach, Digby Co. (weekends only)
  • Port Maitland Beach, Lake Ellenwood Beach and Lake Milo Boat Club, Yarmouth Co.
  • Aylesford Lake Beach, Kings Co.
  • Bayswater and Rissers beaches, Lunenburg Co.
  • Melmerby Beach, Pictou Co.
  • Bayfield and Pomquet beaches, Antigonish Co.
  • Dominion and Mira Gut beaches, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Point Michaud, Richmond Co.
  • Inverness and Port Hood beaches, Inverness Co.
  • Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co.