Coastal Spirit ExpeditionsCoastal Spirit Expeditions

Contact Person: Peter Whaley
Street: Cape John
Postcode: B0K1N0
PO Box 1, River John
Phone: 902-351-2283
Website: Coastal spirit expiditions
Services: Half day tours/Full day tours and instruction at 2 locations: Cape John. For more information please visit our website.

Rushton’s Beach Provincial Park

723 Highway 6
Marshville, N.S.

Joy Laking paintingSkinner’s Cove Beach

140/154 Skinners Cove Road
River John
Beautiful Sandy Beach that has parking as well as access to a wharf and boat launch.

Murphy’s Public Beach

Ocean Sand Beach
Access is down Murphy Road, (on left), Cape John.  Parking at the end of the road is limited.
This beautiful beach is for everyone’s use.

Mitton’s Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
Address: Cape John Rd.
Community: Cape John, NS
County: Pictou
Roadside Parking, with no facilities or wharfs.

Cape John Public Beach

Located at the end of the Cape John Road, River John.

Public Beach access. Lots of parking, wharf and boat launch.

Perched atop a red clay bluff in Cape John on the Northumberland shore, inviting benches overlook a pebbled,
sandy beach offering a place to sit in comfort to watch magnificent sunsets; the likes of which must have
inspired well-known fiddle tune the River John Sunset Waltz, that puts such a sight to music. Picnic area
with several tables and benches.

Meg’s Cove Public Beach

Ocean Sand Beach

Cove Rd. (Scothorn Lane)
Cape John Road, River John, N.S.

This beach has minimal parking. There is no wharf and no facilities on site.

Toney River Wharf & Public Beach

Ocean Sand Beach.

Oceanview Drive,
Toney River, Nova Scotia

Beautiful public beach, with parking and a wharf.
Boat launch on site.

Brule Golf CourseBrule Point Golf Course

738 Brule Point Rd
Brule Point
Phone: 902-657-2666
Poen May 1 to October 31
The main course is a regulation length nine hole course, with front and back tees. A full 18 holes plays to a par 72, with one par three hole, and one par five hole, the others being par fours.
"Sunrise Beach Golf Club offers a panoramic view over the Bay from the all-pine Clubhouse and from all points on the course. Hone your skills on the Driving Range, or practice your short game on the par-3 course, or at the practice green. Walk or ride while you play a round on our 6000 yard golf course. Experience the challenging par-5 hole number five. Give yourself instruction time with Jim, the Pro at Sunrise Beach. We're pleased to satisfy the golfer in you."

Lions Park & Playground

Address: Hwy #6
Community: River John, NS
Children’s Park located in between the Presbyterian and Anglican Churches.


Anna Sutherland Bissell Memorial Park

"Bissell Park" is the small central park located in the centre of River John Village. A native of River John, Anna Bissell was a successful businesswoman in an age when the manufacturing business was considered a field for men only. At 19, she married Melville Bissell and became joint partner in their crockery and china business. When he invented the carpet sweeper in 1876, Anna became a traveling salesperson.

After her husband's death she became the chief executive officer of the company. She moved Bissell carpet sweepers into the international market and by 1899 had created the largest organization of its kind in the world. Anna introduced progressive labor policies including workmen's compensation and pension plans long before these practices were widespread in industry.

Anna Bissell was a charter member of the Ladies Literary Club, a life member of the Women's City Club and an active member of Zonta. She served on the board of the Clark Memorial Home and was for years the sole woman member of the National Hardware Men's Association. She was the President of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company from 1889 - 1931 and died in 1934.

Colonel Dan Sutherland Memorial Park

Col. Dan Sutherland Park was built in 1975. It was built from funds donated by the River John Lions Club and the River John and Area Recreation and Development Association.

The park consists of a ball field, children's playground, and park. The ballfield is used annually during River John Festival days for children and adult events and also throughout the summer and fall for ball tournaments.

The Colonel Dan Sutherland Memorial Park is located .5 km from River John on the West Branch Road.

River John Remembrance Garden

River John Remembrance Garden is located at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 108, 2 km from River John on the West Branch Road.


Visit the numerous memorials within these parks.