Kinap Beach

Kinap Beach

Kinap Beach

Kinap Beach

This beach is found next to the Porters Lake provincial park, where there is camping, washrooms, showers, picnic tables and a boat launch. The small sandy swimming area is supervised by lifeguards on weekdays only. The lake is known for boating and fishing. It is 19 km long but never more than 1 km wide.

Kinap Canoe & Kayak Club is a non-profit recreational organization located in a secluded cove on Porters Lake in Nova Scotia. This club offers a wide range of activities such as recreational sprint canoe and kayak programs, a daycamp for children aged 5-12 years old,




There are active lifeguards on duty beginning on July 1 to August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m on fair weather days only.


There are red bouys installed at this beach to indicate where it is safe to swim. 

When swimming at any beach you should follow these safety guidelines.

  • Swim with a buddy
  • Children Under the Age of 8 must be accompanied by an Adult in the Water and Must stay within Arms Reach at all times.

  • No Boats, Kayaks, Canoes in the supervise area

  • No Smoking or Vaping on the beach

  • No alcohol on the beach

  • No Pets on the Beach

  • No Barbeques on the Beach


  • Parking


Municipal staff regularly test the water quality for bacteria levels at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach, during the summer months (July 1 - August 31). Know your swimming limitations if you choose to swim in unsupervised bodies of water. 

Click here for information on Algae Blooms


Items to be added in 2022


FREE swimming lessons are offered at most HRM beaches. To see what levels are available or to register visit  or call 902-490-6666 or online at .