A beautiful day for a walk on sandy Conrad's Beach in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Let everything in your mind blow away and replace it with crashing surf and sea gull cries. And feel so much better.
The beach is about 1.5 km in length and beautifully sandy. The waves are usually smaller than at nearby Lawrencetown Beach, perfect for boogie boarding, one of my favourite things in the world. Go at low tide and you can explore what's left of an old wharf way down at the left of the beach. This is underwater at high tide, so take care!
The dunes are breeding grounds for piping plovers and are protected so be sure to stay on the sand and the boardwalk.
Parking can be tricky here. If you come on a hot day, be prepared to park and walk, as the parking lot only holds a few cars. But it will be worth it, I promise. Also, there are no amenities so you'll just have to enjoy roughing it.
I thought I had found a bit of sea pottery but it turned out to be shell with just a bit of the blue left on one side. I've never found sea glass on this beach. There's lots of surf, but not many small pebbles so I guess the conditions aren't just right. But I'll keep looking.
On our way out, just up Conrad Road, we stopped at Better Vibe coffee house and had breakfast sandwiches, which were wonderful. There was a little boy who ordered ice cream with sprinkles and I'm pretty sure it was the best day of his life so far.
All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend the morning, and we will do it again very soon. Let me know if you get a chance to explore this gorgeous beach!