Long Pond Beach only has a small beach area but it is nonetheless a spectacle to see. The lake itself is famous for being the “birthplace of hockey”. Long ago, children from Windsor, Nova Scotia created the game now known as hockey and played it at Long Pond. The lake is now the home of the annual Long Pond Heritage Classic tournament. All spectators are welcome and can watch the games for free.
There are active lifeguards on duty beginning on July 1 to August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m on fair weather days only.
There are red bouys installed at this beach to indicate where it is safe to swim.
When swimming at any beach you should follow these safety guidelines.
- Swim with a buddy
Children Under the Age of 8 must be accompanied by an Adult in the Water and Must stay within Arms Reach at all times.
No Boats, Kayaks, Canoes in the supervise area
No Smoking or Vaping on the beach
No alcohol on the beach
No Pets on the Beach
No Barbeques on the Beach
Municipal staff regularly test the water quality for bacteria levels at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach, during the summer months (July 1 - August 31). Know your swimming limitations if you choose to swim in unsupervised bodies of water.
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Items to be added in 2022
FREE swimming lessons are offered at most HRM beaches. To see what levels are available or to register visit www.halifax.ca/myrec or call 902-490-6666 or online at .