Breathtaking Kejimkujik Seaside

Seaweed and rocks, Kejimkujik National Seashore, NS

Seaweed and Rocks, Kejimkujik National Seaside, NS


On the south shore of Nova Scotia about 110 miles (175 km) southwest of Halifax sits the amazing Kejimkujik Seaside, which is an extension of the much larger inland Kejimkujik National Park.  Its remote hiking paths along windy shores offer breathtaking views of Nova Scotia at its natural best.  These pics are from a memorable hike there on an overcast day.

Windswept pine, Kejimkujik National Seashore, NS

Windswept Spruce, Kejimkujik National Seaside, NS


Color amidst the rocks, Kejimkujik National Seashore, NS

Color Amidst the Rocks, Kejimkujik National Seaside, NS


Rocks Among Tall Grass, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS

Rocks Among Tall Grass, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS


Wildflowers, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS

Wildflowers, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS


Lichen-Speckled Boulder, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS

Lichen-Speckled Boulder, Kejimkujik Seaside, NS


71 responses

  1. Beautiful shots! I was there in May, and although it rained the whole time, I agree that it’s a wonderful spot. By the way, I believe your windswept pine is actually a spruce. 🙂

    • Maura, thanks for the comment and correction on the tree — you’ve got a sharper eye than me! I’ve updated the description also. I hope your travels continue to go well. Sounds like a grand adventure!

      Best, Brett

    • Aaron, thanks. I like the contrast in the foreground as well. No HDR on this, but I did adjust the colors slightly because the sky was somewhat washed out that day.

  2. Hi, I’m so glad you stopped by my blog at xballerina! These pics are spectacular and I love your enthusiasm and concept. I have only been to Toronto and Niagara Falls and would love to explore Canada more. I look forward to doing so here! In a different way, I have the same feeling about my field. Ballet is generally misunderstood and under-appreciated. Blogs are a great way to inspire! Cheers…

    • Jona, this seaside area is particularly beautiful, but I’ve seen so many places gorgeous places across Canada that there is something of interest for most who appreciate natural beauty. Thanks for your kind comments. Best, Brett

      • No problem. I am looking forward to your documented experience and travels through that beautiful country. You are more than welcome. Have a good day and rest of the weekend.

  3. greatly enjoying all your pictures, but especially these which remind me of summers – and autumns and winters – on the Maine coast in my earlier years. So very different from the arid high plains and Rocky Mountain deserts where I live now; both beautiful, both feeding the soul. We are in such a severe drought now, though, that I am enjoying vicariously bathing in the moisture I feel in these photos.

    • It’s true that coastal Maine shares many similarities with parts of Nova Scotia. As you say, beautiful scenery, wherever we may find it, feeds the soul.

    • Thanks so much! I like the close ups a lot as well. It’s interesting to me that the seaside park is somehow a part of Kejimkujik Park given how far away (about 90 km) it is from the main part of the park.

  4. You’ve got it right. There is a special magic in the underexplored places of the north. Lately I’ve seen/met a few Georgians here. There seems to be a connection. I certainly enjoyed Savannah when I passed through.

  5. Beautiful photos in Keji. It’s a favourite spot for us Nova Scotians! Thank you for visiting my site, and for the likes as well 🙂 happy travels.

  6. Keji is one of the most beautiful places on our planet. I have been there many times and I will continue to go again and again. Thank you for this lovely post as well as your other ones. They make me proud to be Canadian.

  7. Enjoying your blog, interesting perspective. Not sure when you’ll be back on the NS South Shore but if you haven’t already, check out Hirtle’s Beach and the Gaff Point hike. So many beautiful photos waiting.

    • Shaune, thanks for suggesting this beach and trail, neither of which I’ve been to or heard about. I just looked these up and look forward to visiting these places on my next trip. 🙂

  8. I love Keji and Keji Seaside – so much that I wrote a kid’s picture book set there, THE KING OF KEJI (with lovely watercolor illustrations by Patsy MacKinnon). Tks. for stopping by my blog!

  9. I absolutely love your combination of textures and colors in your photos. You travel to places I would love to visit. You capture the true feeling and essence of the place. Great job!!!
    Pam………(Mom to Hemingway and Steinbeck)

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