This post is the first of its kind where I’ll be highlighting my favourite locations in Nova Scotia for any kind of outdoor photography session. One of the most important decisions to make when planning a family photography session or dog photography session is choosing the right location. Crescent Beach has a lot to offer, which is why it’s near the top of my list.
Crescent Beach (not to be confused with Crystal Crescent Beach) is located in Lunenburg County about a half hour drive from downtown Bridgewater. It gets its name from a 2-km crescent-shaped peninsula of white sand. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike in the summer, and is just a stone’s throw away from nearby Rissers Beach. The water is relatively warm here, and the beach grass and trees provide a variety of different backdrops for family and pet photos.
I love this beach for photography sessions. First of all, it’s not too busy. Because of the way it is shaped, it’s perfect for capturing the sun setting over the ocean, which is pretty rare for South Shore Nova Scotia beaches. It can get a little windy, so dress appropriately if you plan on getting in front of a camera here!
If you head to Crescent Beach during a sunny summer day, don’t be surprised to see a dozen cars parked along the beach. At low tide, the beach is flat enough to drive on, making it easy to claim your spot and have all of your beach gear close at hand. My best advice: take the road all the way to the end of the beach. You’ll have more space to yourself, and it’s the best angle to see spectacular sunsets.
For more photos taken at Crescent Beach and other beaches of Nova Scotia, be sure to check out my galleries here.