You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that visitors journey to Martinique for surf, sand and sun. In fact, you would probably assume that many head to Martinique in winter, in order to escape the winter chill.
Here comes the let down. The Martinique that we’d assume gets busy in winter is not the Caribbean paradise, with its palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and laid back, tropical feel. No. The Martinique which attracts winter visitors in is Canada, on Nova Scotia, to be exact.
If you’re anything like me you’d ask yourself why anybody in their right mind would want to go anywhere near Canada in winter when their main attraction is the water?
It appears that Martinique has quite a good surf, and those winter storms create quite a nice break. Alright, you may freeze in the waters of Martinique, but at least you’re going to have a great time doing it.
Martinique Beach is in Halifax County, about 11 km south of Musquodoboit Harbour, and apparently, if has quite good, consistent waves.
It is also a wildlife refuge, and a protected area for the piping plover, so if you are not into surfing, especially on frigid waves, at least you can go to admire the birdlife, and then wonder how you can make yourself look as comfortable as the birds seem to be.