Head of St. Margaret’s Bay is a community along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. There are an exciting variety of sights and attractions in the area, plus it is only a short drive to Halifax, (approx. 30 minutes) making for an easy commute to the city. Nature has blessed this area with sandy beaches, rugged shorelines and colourful gardens.
The bay’s shoreline is mostly rocky, although the head of the bay offers several beautiful, sandy beaches at Queensland, Black Point and Cleveland; another sandy beach exists on the western shore of the bay at Bayswater and there is a small sandy beach along the eastern shore on Micou’s Island. St.Margarets Bay is a cruising destination for sailing yachts as its picturesque shorelines offer protection in many natural harbours, as well as anchorages in coves and near small islands.
All Major hardware and grocery stores can be found a five minute drive away at Upper Tantallon along with:
• Tantallon Public Library
• Shear Indulgence Salon
• St. Margaret’s Bay Animal Hospital
• Rebel Space Indoor Playground & Cafe
The Halifax region offers outdoor activities to suit everyone – sea kayaking, biking, rock climbing,snow shoeing, kilometers of hiking, sailing, surfing, skiing, and golf, just to name a few.
Nearby, you can visit the St. Margaret Sailing Club or Shining Waters Marina, just two of the many nearby boating clubs, and at Hubbards you can indulge yourself with some dinner and dancing at the Shore Club, once of the last great dance halls.
- St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary
- Five Bridges Junior High
- Sir John A. Macdonald High School
- Sir John A. Macdonald High
Rails to Trails, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay
Run by The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to trails volunteers association, this beautiful trail follows the route of the original railway line that served St. Margaret’s Bay’s communities, as well as it’s waterfront hotels that served as resorts for Haligonians in the late 19th and 20th centuries.Lumbering and sawmills were common, of which there is still visible evidence today. Ingramport Bay was a major base for tall ships that carried timber to distant countries.
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax,this 33 Kilometer, multi-use trail winds its way from near the Hubley exit on Hwy 103 (exit 4) to Hubbards (exit 6).The trail is great for walking, cycling , horse riding amongst beautiful scenery
The Train Station Bike and Bean Cafe
The Train Station Bike & Bean in Tantallon is a café and bike shop located in the historic French Village Train Station, circa 1901.The Bike and Bean Cafe is a hugely popular stop along the Rails to trails paths running between
Halifax and the South Shore. Open year round they serve:Italian style: Lattes, cappuccino, expresso, as well as a wide selection of teas and cold drinks accompanied by delicious panini, soups and sweets. Open year round it is the perfect place to rest and replenish.