Locals say, "The sun always shines in Hubbards". The salt air is energizing and the ten fabulous beaches are a great escape in any weather. Bunk down in an inn, cottage or campground and stay awhile. Treat yourself to lobster suppers, fish cakes, live entertainment and a vibrant Saturday Farmers' Market. Be charmed by coastal fishing communities on the Aspotogan, the Yacht Club and Nova Scotia's smallest provincial park. Shopping, hiking, biking and kayaking make this the "Playground of St. Margaret's Bay".
Enjoy The pottery studio in Blandford: While in the area, seek out the many wonderful artists and artisans this area is known for.
Things to Do:
• Indulge in a Traditional Lobster Supper & Dance the Night Away in Nova Scotia's "Last Great Dance Hall".
• Be a local for the day at the Hubbards Farmer's Market enjoy Saturday morning at The Barn. Select from a wide assortment of produce and homemade delicacies, while marveling at the talent of the artists, artisans, and musicians.
• Wine & Dine: Be sure to stop at the local cafe for a meal. If you're lucky, you may stumble upon a local jam session, live music, or a local art exhibit.
• Bask on one of 10 beaches in this region, Queensland Provincial Beach Park is a supervised beach, has change rooms, toilets, and a chip wagon during the summer months. It is located on Highway #3 in Queensland.
• Picnic at Whynacht's Beach which is positioned in such a way that during the winter months, it loses all its sand, but it returns again in the spring. This phenomenon is caused by the waves crashing straight-on to the shore. It is one of only two beaches in all of North America where this occurs—the other being in Virginia, U.S.A. Located on Hwy 3 in Black Point.
• Get out in Nature: Sample the lush coastal wilderness on the cross-provincial rails-to-trails system. This crushed gravel trail is perfect for walking, biking, or cross country skiing.
• See More by Using Pedal Power: For the avid biker, the Aspotogan Peninsula is a must-do—offering beautiful coastal views, quaint fishing villages, and plenty of spots for a picnic, all in the comfort of a cool ocean breeze.
• Discover our Coastal Secrets from the Water: Hubbards and the Aspotogan Peninsula offer a great variety of kayaking excursions. Paddle through the sheltered waters of Hubbards Cove, or make the spectacular journey along the shore from Northwest Cove to Bayswater Beach. Rental kayaks and tours are available.
• Photograph Northwest Cove: The brightly coloured fishing boats, buoys, and fish sheds decorate the waterfront in this scenic, sheltered fishing cove—a photographer's delight. Located on Hwy 329.
• Shop the Fun and Funky Shops of Hubbards.
• Fish or Launch Your Boat: There's nothing more satisfying or fresh than catching your own dinner. Drop a line in St. Margaret's Bay to catch some fresh mackerel, while chatting with the local fishermen.
o Hubbards Public Boat Ramp: Hwy 3 in Hubbards
o Fox Point Government Wharf: Hwy 329 in Fox Point
o Mill Cove Government Wharf: Mill Cove Shore Road, Birchy Head (off Hwy 329)
o Northwest Cove Government Wharf: Hwy 329 in Northwest Cove
o Blandford Government Wharf: Located at the end of Gates Fish Plant Road in Blandford (off Hwy 329)
• Take in our Beach Scenery Underwater: Our white sand coastline welcomes you to great scuba diving. Come and discover our sea creatures. Bring your own gear or guided tours, dive training, and rental equipment are available.