This is definitely the summer to see waterfalls in Nova Scotia. Last Saturday we pushed through the alders and brush to make our way to the beach on the promise of waterfalls. We had seen this shore last year from Point Prim and so after all this rain set out to see the waterfalls up close. We weren’t disappointed. They were great, even spectacular.
The shore is actually a bit past Victoria Beach and below what may be more properly called Shag Cliffs. There is no beach below the cliffs at high tide. We arrived just as the tide had turned and was beginning to fall and so got wet walking out to the falls. These cliffs are really something – not too many places in Nova Scotia to see them from below like this.
Access to this shore is difficult: the climb to the shore was steep; walking on the cobble beach was uneven and walking farther down the shore to the more distant waterfalls was treacherous – once the tide went out. (At high tide when we arrived you can’t walk to the falls.) The rock fall from the cliffs was jagged and sharp. It had not been worn by the waves at all. We speculated that these rocks had fallen just this past winter.
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