12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park




60.60 Hectares




Undesignated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

34 Y 4

Managed As

Supporting Park

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A popular beach park on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Coast featuring important conservation values

Protection Values

Protected Beach (designated under Beaches Act) with a large dune system and saltwater marsh.  Identified by the N.S. Department of Environment as a portion of lands (Patch # 317) that could contribute to the Province’s goal of protecting 12% of the land base by 2015

Education Values

Coastal processes

Tourism Values

Well used by locals and tourists alike; Sand Castle day

Outdoor Recreation Values

Supervised swimming, volleyball, surfing, walking, wildlife viewing

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Operating Cost


Other Site Considerations

Well used, parking lot recently enlarged.  Ongoing issue with access by private landowners over old roadway through park

Susceptible to coastal processes (storm events with high tide surge or wind driven waves) that cause site erosion