12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Mavilette Beach Provincial Park




43.06 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

76 Y 4

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Popular beach park on the Bay of Fundy

Protection Values

Adjacent to an ecologically-sensitive IBP site; wetland, dunes

Education Values

Opportunities to interpret coastal processes

Tourism Values

Regionally significant beach park; located between Digby and Yarmouth on Evangeline Trail; the park is adjacent to Fisherman’s wharf and lighthouse.  Also excellent bird watching opportunities

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Supervised swimming, bird watching, Family Fun night is a regular event offered through Clare Recreation Department and Festival Acadian; sand castle/sculpture event, surfing clinic

Operating Costs


Other Site Considerations

Sand dunes constantly changing; beach character changes/and erosion; sand covers board walks every winter creating unique maintenance issues.

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