Forget about the Bridges of Madison County and while away a sunny summer's day at one of the Beaches of Pictou County...or Colchester County or Antigonish County for that matter. Municipal boundaries aside, there are over 20 lovely beaches from Amherst to Cape Breton. Caribou Beach, my peronal favourite, is only 10 minutes from our front door, and offers the best of both worlds... a long sandy beach and available shade ( a must for those of you who, like me, get burnt whenever someone even mentions sunshine!)

Nova Scotia has some of the nicest beaches you'll ever see and beaches along the north shore offer warmer waters than beaches along the Atlantic coast, which is comforting to those of you who'd rather get in the water than just look at it.

 Check out these beaches within a short drive from Pictou that make a great day trip.