12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Melmerby Beach Provincial Park




113.00 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

30 Z 2

Managed As

Core Park

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A popular sand beach offering supervised swimming, picnicking and a boat launch

Protection Values

The park includes Roys Island, a largely undeveloped area in a highly developed and fragmented landscape.  One critically imperiled bird species is found within the park.

Education Values

Potential for coastal processes and habitats

Tourism Values

One of a limited number of high quality public beaches on the North Shore; regionally to provincially significant; currently discussing partnership opportunities for trail development on Roys Island

Outdoor Recreation Values

Warm water swimming, boat launch, picnicking, potential for trail development

Annual Visitation

One of busiest in the Province, exact numbers unknown

Operating Cost


Other Site Considerations

Park road used by Roys Island residents for access.

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

Salt marsh adjacent to park.