Silver Sands Beach

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Silver Sands Beach is a rocky beach, but favorite destination for surfers! Though not great for swimming, it is still a good location for a nice stroll along the beach. Keep your eyes open for fool’s gold.

Silver Sands is located in Cow Bay which was named after Robert Cowie. The beach used to be a very popular in the late 1800’s-1960’s. It was very sandy and a favorite destination for locals. In 1930 a dance hall and canteen were built on the site. Concrete animal sculptures decorated the grounds, though only the moose remains. In the late 1960’s the city took the sand away to be used for construction and the beach filled in with rocks. It became overgrown and the sculptures fell into disrepair as people stopped coming to the beach.

O Parking Lot X Outhouses X Showers
X Wheelchair Accessible X Washrooms X Canteen
O Picnic Tables X Change Rooms X Fire Pits


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GPS Coordinates: N44o36.882′  W63o25.972′

From Caldwell Rd in Eastern Passage, Dartmouth, follow Highway 322 (Cow Bay Rd.) northeast.
Be careful to note that Cow Bay Rd. eventually does a ninety degree right hand turn. You need to take this turn, otherwise you will continue on Dyke Rd.
Continue on Cow Bay Rd until you come to the head of the bay and a small parking lot on your right. It can be easily identified by the large concrete moose.

From Bissett Rd. (Salt Marsh Trail/ Rainbow Haven), follow Cow Bay Rd. south.
After you pass a small causeway you will ascend a little hill. At the top of this hill turn left into the small parking lot featuring the concrete moose.

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