Smiths Cove
Smiths Cove is a favoured resort destination with many fine inns and cottages. Breathtaking views of the Annapolis Basin and the Digby Gut can be seen almost everywhere.
Breathtaking views from every direction

Smiths Cove, a small community named after United Empire Loyalist Joseph Smith, overlooks the Annapolis Basin. It is a popular destination for tourists during the summer, with two large campgrounds and several motels, inns and cottages.

Smiths Cove has a number of beaches, and beach-combing is a favourite all-season activity. The Digby Railbed Trail System, which follows the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway bed, is available for hiking, biking and ATV use¹. The cobbled beach and hillsides let you indulge in seaside activities and enjoy the fresh air. Just minutes from Bear River, Smiths Cove is easily accessed off Hwy. 101.

What to see AND Do in Smiths Cove:
  • Do some genealogical research or study local history at the Old Temperance Museum.
  • Comb the beach for driftwood, shells, beach-glass and other treasures.
  • Join in local celebrations during Good Times Days.