The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy is committed to preserving headlands, beaches, and wetlands of the Kingsburg Peninsula
and neighbouring areas, and to safeguarding traditional access
to our shorelines.
Beach Hill Commons | an ocean-front meadow on Hirtle's Beach, presents a wonderful ocean view and lovely old meadow for picnicing and walking. This beautiful 2.5 acre tract, purchased with donations by the residents of Beach Hill Road, Kingsburg, is open to all for picnics, painting, and enjoying the view. The Commons is found at the end of a footpath accessible from the end of Beach Hill Road or by walking the coastal path from either Hirtles Beach or Little Hirtles Beach. The Beach Hill Commons Association monitors the land. For information about the bird monitoring tower on the Commons, click here.
Gaff Point is a rugged headland with steep cliffs to Hartling Bay and the LaHave estuary. This unique, unspoiled promontory of 124 acres is owned with partners, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and stewarded by the KCC. It is accessed by hiking to the southwest end of Hirtles Beach. Signs near the Hirtles Beach parking area, and again at the beginning of the trail, direct hikers toward approved trails. Safety signage appears along the trail. No camping or fires are allowed at Gaff Point. Facilities are available at the Hirtles Beach parking lot.
Read more about Gaff Point.
Hirtles Beach | a wide beach owned and maintained by the Municipality of Lunenburg, offers extensive parking, wonderful walking and swimming. In Kingsburg, take the first right on Hirtles Beach Road. Some boardwalks and a bench are in place, but at this point access to the beach itself is over the rocks.
Kingsburg Beach is a quiet curving beach with gentle surf. There are three parcels in this protected beach area. One was donated by Marina Spidle and her family. Two others were purchased by KCC, and in 2012 James and Christine Knock donated their share in the Common Lands of Kingsburg, which includes the public access point to the beach. The beach can be accessed via a short climb over the rocks. The access point is located just off of Mosher Road. No more than three cars, please!
Read about our properties on Kingsburg Beach.
Kingsburg Commons | James & Christine Knock land donation!
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Kingsburg Pond Wetlands |
Our Chair, Bob Buckley, on the bird monitoring tower on Beach Hill Commons.
Kingsburg Pond & Inter-dunal Swales | one of the few cases in the province where a saltwater pond completely converted to freshwater, and the site of a series of inter-dunal swales.
From a high point on the Shoubac looking down to mouth of the LaHave River.