Far down the southern shore of Nova Scotia, about a 2 hour drive from the city of Halifax, there is a small piece of paradise.
Carter's Beach, located just outside of Liverpool, is a breath of fresh air in the summer time. The white sands rival those of the carribean, and on a clear day the turquoise waters make a visitor feel like they have truly travelled to some tropical destination. The only thing that brings you back to reality? The less than swimable water temperatures - unless you're a brave soul.
My dad is currently visiting from Newfoundland, so we are trying to immerse him in the "best of" Nova Scotia. We spent Saturday exploring the south shore, spending most of the day at Carter's Beach, with a quick trip to LaHave Bakery and the Grand Banker restaurant in Lunenburg.
There is something so healing about spending time near the ocean. Walking along the beach with my dad, collecting sand dollars and people watching, I felt more "at peace" than I have in a long time.
Much cheese. Such corny.
If you're looking for a place to escape in Nova Scotia, the trip to Carter's Beach is definitely worth the journey.
And if you're from some other corner of the world, make some time to head to your local beach. It's a cheap easy therapy session. Definitely the type of beauty you can't find in Sephora.