Aylesford Lake Beach

Aylesford Lake Beach & Boat Launch

Address: 580 North River Road, Aylesford Lake, NS

GPS Coordinates: 44°56'27.1"N 64°40'14.3"W Kings County, NS
PLEASE NOTE. Short notice closures may occur when the Province of Nova Scotia Fire Ban and other restrictions are in place to ensure we are doing what we can to keep our wooded areas and our residents safe. We will work to update our website quickly if ever needed.


Exit 13 off Hwy 101, south 5 km (3 mi) to English Mountain Rd, right for 1.5 km (1 mi) then left at Aylesford Lake sign. Proceed 17 km (10.5 mi) to beach/boat launch turnoff.

Gates to the beach Open from 10am to 8pm daily during season.

The Public Beach opened for the season with lifeguard service on June 24th, 2023

The Public Boat Launch opened for the season mid April.

To make a FREE advance booking for a Kayak & Paddleboard beginning July 10, visit our programs and equipment booking site here!

Site includes:

  • 100m Guarded beach from 10am – 6pm daily
    • Lifeguards supplied by the Lifesaving Society of NS
    • Buoyed section prohibits boats
  • parking lot
  • boardwalk and paved pathways
  • Playbox of fun equipment anyone can use & playground including play structure, swings and a kiddie play area
  • picnic tables – some covered
  • *Coming in summer 2023* Permanent washrooms & change house at beach; portable toilets available at the public boat launch
    • *Note: Portable toilets will be available at the beach until the permanent washroom & change house is complete and opened
  • paddleboard and kayak loans – FREE!
  • *Coming in summer 2023* Accessible beach and water space including installed nonslip Beach Access Mat for those with disabilities, walkers and elderly visitors or parents with strollers.
  • *NEW for summer 2023* Water wheel floating three-wheeled beach buggy available to borrow for on site use for those with limited mobility under the direct supervision of responsible caregiver
  • Wooded walking trail between beach and public boat launch

Service animals are welcome. Sorry no pets permitted on or off leash.

Alcohol, open fires and flotation devices (with the exception of certified PFDs) are also not permitted.

There will be no canteen service available so plan to pack all the snacks and drinks you may need! Reminder to all that drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated and avoid overheating!

For any large groups planning to visit the beach, please call
902-690-6145 in advance.

Aylesford Beach Barrier Free improvements include paved pathways to key areas on site and accessible paved parking spaces for wheelchair access to the site.

Two accessible play apparatus were also installed making the beach the only inland accessible beach in the Province.

Have a great and safe summer.

For questions or concerns please contact 902-690-6145.