12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park




538.89 Hectares


Natural Environment


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

75 Y 1

Managed As

Core Park

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Beautiful beach park near metro Halifax-Dartmouth featuring three white sand crescent beaches on a rugged coastal headland

Protection Values

Occupies largely natural and undeveloped coastal headland with several ecosystems; site of historic fishing village; regionally significant protection values

Education Values

Opportunities to interpret a range of regionally significant natural and cultural heritage features and values

Tourism Values

Provincially and regionally significant beach in proximity to metro; well-used; provincially significant coastal hiking opportunity

Outdoor Recreation Values

Swimming, hiking, picnicking

Other Site Considerations

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