South Shore’s Cape Bay Beach hailed as one of North America’s 16 most overlooked beaches

  • <p>Photo courtesy of Cape LaHave Adventures</p><p>Kayakers paddle off of Nova Scotia&#8217;s South Shore.</p>

A South Shore beach is the only one from Canada to make it onto a list of "North America's 16 Best, Most Overlooked Beaches."

Outside Magazine named Cape Bay Beach, LaHave Islands to its list.

"Canada might seem more suited to thick beards and chunky sweaters than board shorts and sunscreen, but this eastern province [Nova Scotia] has pristine beaches in spades," according to writer Graham Averill.

The write-up goes on to say that the LaHave Islands are "punctuated by white sand lining thick pine forests," and praises the kayaking in the area as "mellow."

It also gives a shout-out to local business, Cape LaHave Adventures, noting that they offer "a food-centric multi-day excursion, with boiled lobster, clams, and oysters on the beach every night."

The region is in good company.

Other beaches listed include Playa Norte, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island, Florida; and Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii.

Arguably North America's biggest outdoors and adventure magazine, Outside reaches nearly 16 million readers monthly, and has won five National Magazine Awards for general excellence.

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