Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik has two locations in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia: inland and seaside. They are 1-hour apart, and a 2-hour drive from Halifax and the airport.

Kejimkujik Seaside is a day-use park. Admission is free. Camping is available nearby at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park. Plan to spend a half or full-day exploring the trails and beach.

Visiting Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Hours of operation

Open year-round. 

Getting here

Kejimkujik Seaside is located along Nova Scotia’s coast, 99 km southeast of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, wildlife, drinking water, essential items, Seaside, Adventuresmart.  

Activities and experiences

Hiking, Coastie Initiative, Parks Canada Perfect Picnic.

Facilities and services

Facilities and services, parking, washrooms, trails, beaches.

About Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Nature and science

Conservation and restoration, environment, and wildlife.

History of Kejimkujik Seaside

Fishing and farming, Little Hope Lighthouse.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.

St. Catherine’s River Beach and Little Port Joli Beach are closed for piping plover nesting from May 1 to August 31, 2024. More details.

An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik Seaside. You can hike through a labyrinth of dense shrubs on your way to the coast. Gradually, the horizon opens up to an expansive view of the Atlantic shoreline with headlands, islands, and bays. Once you arrive at the observation deck, your eyes will be riveted by the pure white sweep of Saint Catherines River Beach. This shining crescent of sand will enchant you with its turquoise waters.

The real adventures still await you at the Atlantic’s edge – seals basking on off-shore islets, one of the last undisturbed nesting beaches of the endangered piping plover, rafts of eiders and other seabirds, waves crashing on granite headlands, an abundance of orchids, and the traces of the Saint Catherines River sheep farm.

Kejimkujik Seaside will invigorate your every sense.

Discover coastal hiking at Kejimkujik Seaside! | Parks Canada


Animated Parks Canada logo. [An overhead view of a long sandy beach, bordered by forest.]

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Port Joli, Nova Scotia. [Three young women hike along a trail in Kejimujik Seaside.]

[One of the hikers takes a photo of the view from a trail lookout.]

[As they continue on the trail, the hikers pass rock formations and the vibrantly blue ocean.]

[The hikers sit in Parks Canada red chairs, surrounded by wilderness.]

[The hikers step onto a white sand beach.]

[A close up of a hiker stepping barefoot through the fine white sand.]

[The hikers laugh as they wade in the shallow ocean water.]

[The hikers take a selfie together on the beach.]

[The hikers share a Parks Canada Perfect Picnic on the beach.]

[A sweeping view of the wild Kejimkujik seaside landscape.]

[The hikers continue on the trail. They move through the forest.]

[The visitors watch the sunset from a lookout platform.]

Parks Canada logo.

Animated Canada wordmark.

Government of Canada chime.

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