12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park




6.34 Hectares




Undesignated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

68 V 3

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Located in Eastern Passage overlooking Halifax Harbour, this park offers an extensive boardwalk that provides coastal walking opportunities and beautiful views of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park

Protection Values

One species of bird found at the park has been classed as being critically imperiled.

Designated under Beaches Act

Education Values

Potential for interpretation of natural and cultural setting (McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park, adjacent fishing village)

Tourism Values

Complements local tourism infrastructure; very popular walking trail serving primarily local residents

Outdoor Recreation Values

Walking, beach access, picnicking, fishing

Other Site Considerations

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

Parking lot includes an agreement for use by Fishermans Cove visitors