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Digby Neck

Digby Neck is the top destination for whale watching in Nova Scotia.

From June through October, boats go daily to spot Humpback, Minke and Pilot whales. Lucky folks might see a Right Whale or Blue Whale.

There are so many whales in this stretch of water, sightings are as close as you can get to guaranteed.

Birdwatching, hiking and beachcombing are also popular activities along this narrow sliver of land, which extends some 40km out from the mainland. It’s separated from Maine and New Brunswick by the Bay of Fundy and from Digby by sheltered Saint Mary’s Bay.

Gulliver’s Cove is one of the first communities you come to along the neck. Here you can visit an emu farm and swim at a warm, shallow beach.

Sandy Cove has been called one of the most beautiful places in all of Nova Scotia, set at the narrowest point of Digby Neck. It’s here you’ll find several B&Bs and spectacular sunsets – a true recipe for a romantic getaway.

Long Island and Brier Island sit at the southern tip of Digby Neck. All three are connected by a round-the-clock ferry service.