Sandy Lake Beach

Sandy Lake Beach

Sandy Lake Beach

Sandy lake Beach

Sandy Lake, has a supervised swimming area, picnic tables overlooking the lake, public washrooms, beach volleyball and a hiking trail that loops around the lake. The lake has bass and speckled trout making it an excellent fishing spot .Beginning in late May until the end of September, washrooms/changing facilities are available for public use from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




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


Sandy lake Beach has a few accessible features.

  • Parking (800m walk from the parking lot to the beach)
  • Change rooms
  • Bathrooms


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. 

Click here for information on Algae Blooms


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  or call 902.490.6666 or online at .