12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Summerville Beach Provincial Park




33.81 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

84 W 2

Managed As

Supporting Park

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A very popular beach park on the Atlantic Ocean

Protection Values

Two species of birds found within the park have been identified as being critically imperiled and two other species of bird and one invertebrate as being vulnerable to extirpation or extinction

Education Values

Limited interpretive themes; piping plover

Tourism Values

Major public recreation beach in Queens County; regional tourist attraction; close proximity to 100 series highway; community events

Outdoor Recreation Values

Beach access, picnicking, local community event

Other Site Considerations

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

Section of abandoned rail corridor bisects park land, only available for non-motorized use.