Lower Duck Pond Beach WalkRoosevelt Campobello International Park
|30 minutes return
|none but easy to follow
|on a leash
Lower Duck Pond Beach is a long crescent beach in Lower Duck Pond Bay. The beach is a mix of larger cobblestone and smaller gravel. I love the sounds of the round rocks rolling over each other in the waves.
The walk starts at the lookout platform at Lower Duck Pond. To the left is a rocky shoreline towards Liberty Point. The beach is to the right. The forest along the beach soon opens up into an open bog and eventually comes to a pond above the beach. There is an outlet streambed that crosses the beach. On my visit the streambed was dry but at different water levels this stream may be more difficult to cross.
The bog extends uphill to a large dome bog. After the pond, the shore comes to a slight point where the beach narrows. It may be difficult to continue around this point at high tide. If you do get past this small point you will come to another, smaller crescent beach before coming to a point that juts out and almost forms a small island. This point splits Upper and Lower Duck Ponds.
To get to Lower Duck Pond Beach, drive in the Glensevern Road across the Roosevelt Cottage historic site. Continue on the Glensevern Road for just over 5 kilometres and you will see the road down to Lower Duck Pond Beach on the right. Drive down to the end of the short road and park in the parking area. The lookout platform and beach access are off the end of the parking area.
Other Trails in the Park
- Cranberry Point Trail
- Customes House Trail
- Duck Pond Multi-Use Trail
- Eagle Hill Bog Boardwalk
- Friar's Bay Beach
- Friar's Head Trail
- Liberty Point to Lower Duck Pond Trail
- Lower Duck Pond to Raccoon Beach Trail
- Mulholland Lighthouse Trail
- Raccoon Beach to Herring Cove Beach Walk
- Roosevelt Cottage Multi-Use Trail
- Sunsweep Trail
- Upper Duck Pond to Fox Farm Meadow Trail
Trail Last Hiked: August 6, 2023.
Page Last Updated: February 10, 2024.