|Point Prim, jutting out into the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Digby Gut, offers spectacular views of the sea and shore.
The view is so good and so easy to get to, Digby fishermen often drive here to check the weather “outside” on the bay.
You’ll see crashing surf; lots of birds and other wildlife; you can watch fishing boats coming, going and hauling lobster traps and see the Fundy Rose ferry to New Brunswick steaming in and out of Digby Gut.
Seals regularly hang out here, occasionally porpoise swim by and, if you’re really lucky, whales will put on a show you can watch from shore.
Point Prim is also just a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the refreshing sea breezes and listen to the waves.
The grounds around the lighthouse include a small park with a roomy parking lot, short trails leading to the best vantage points, interpretation signs, picnic table and benches.
It is possible for experienced and strong hikers to follow the shore 2.2 km west to a granite monument commemorating the shipwreck of the SS Princess Louise in 1883. Hikers need to be prepared for rising tides, slippery rocks, difficult climbing and a very exposed and isolated coastline without cellphone service.
Point Prim is just 10 minutes from Digby at the far northern end of Lighthouse Road.
Starting at the roomy gravelled parking lot, 200 metres of crusher dust trail lead to viewing points, benches, picnic tables and offer access to the rocky shore ledges.
Please exercise safe outdoor recreation practices and always remember to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
Hunting is a popular activity in Nova Scotia.
Please remember you are hiking in a wilderness area, and wearing “hunter orange” is advisable during hunting seasons (September to the latter part of December).