Coastal Access - West Side of St. Margaret's Bay
Fox Point Beach
Fox Point Beach is 4.7 km past the junction of the St. Margaret’s Bay Road and Highway 329 at Hubbards. It is a maintained by the Fox Point Beach Committee and improvements are funded by the Aspotogan Heritage Trust. Garbage bins and several picnic tables and benches are provided, as well as a wooden walkway to the beach. Limited parking off of the highway is available. The beach is a short crescent with a small river on the southern side. At high tide the beach is filled with large smooth beach stones. Swimming is rewarded with views through crystal clear water to the sandy bottom. It is also popular with scuba divers who congregate off shore on the northern side.
Mill Cove Shore Road
The turnoff to the Mill Cove Shore Road is on the left hand side of Highway 329, 5.5 km after leaving the junction with the St. Margaret’s Bay Road at Hubbards. The gravel road runs parallel to Highway 329 for 2.7 km until it joins up again with the Highway at Birchy Head. The Mill Cove Shore Road is an exceptionally scenic walk along the ocean with views to the eastern side of St. Margaret’s Bay to Peggy’s Cove. At the northern end of the road is a small local beach that is intersected by a stream. The beach surface is a combination of sand and pebbles. There are a several picnic tables and benches, as well as garbage bins. Parking is alongside of the beach on the Shore Road.
At 335 Mill Cove Shore Road there is a wharf managed by the Harbour Authority of Mill Cove. The rules for accessing the wharf are posted at the entrance. Public access for recreational fishing is available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. provided users are respectful of the fishing boats tied up at the dock, and remove all of their trash. Driving and parking on the wharf is not open to the public and there is no overnight public parking beside the wharf.