Recently I had to drive to Martinque Beach to "save" my ex who lost his house and car keys somewhere in the long sandy beach. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't find them. He was in a panic when he called me so I started up the car for the long trek down the beach. Martinque Beach is about 50 minutes outside of Halifax, on the Dartmouth side. It is quite easy to get to, just get on Main Street in Dartmouth and go straight until you can't go any further. Main Street turns in the hwy 107. Once you're at the end, go right and you'll see a Museum Train Caboose and a small strip mall across from the train. At the end of the strip mall, turn right onto the street there which also has a sign Martinque Beach. The drive along this road is long but what beauty you see and smell!
The summer salt air swirling around my face and nose, while the gentle breeze blew my hair. I had all the windows open to capture the entire essence of the beach smell. Along the way, I saw a small wharf with a boat tied up. I took the picture so I hope you enjoy it:
The sun was still shinning and the seagulls were doing their screeching as they looked for food. The road is narrow and twisty. Beautiful homes are now scattered throughout the drive down as well as older weathered looking homes. It appeared I was travelling downward, as I had to look down to see the water. Finally I did get to a level area as I drove and I knew the beach wasn't far ahead.
There are plenty of water and washrooms for the public. There are numerous sections of the beach so it looks like it has one beach after another. You can stop along the way (before getting to the actual end) and choose which parking area you'd like to park then get ready to walk the ramp and head to the beach.
Please enjoy my short, but lovely day at Martinque Beach, I know you'll enjoy it too.
|The walk way to the beach is lined with wood.|
|This is the look as I walked back to the car.|
|Stunning, with the waves rolling up to greet me.|
|Looking down, you see the miles of beach for all us beach goers.|
|A family getting ready to go in the water. Someone is already in the water.|
|The walk way takes you directly unto the beach.|
|Someone people are just loving sitting on the sand as the breezy, salt water fills their nostrils.|