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Skinners Pond Beach


Skinners Pond Beach

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type linear
Distance 7.1 km
Estimated Time 5 hours
Surface Type sand
Elevation Change 9 meters
Features beach
Trail Markers None but easy to follow
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception medium
Dog Friendly no
Fees no


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Skinners Pond Beach is a long stretch of beach just south of North Cape. The beach is split by the wharf where Skinners Pond flows out into the gulf. At the wharf there is a bridge over Skinners Pond that provides access to the beach to the southwest.

Looking towards the wharf

The beach is a wide, red sand beach. If you look to the north you can see North Cape Lighthouse in the distance and the many windmills at North Cape. When you are finished walking on the beach make sure you visit the Stompin Tom Centre across the road.



Drive to Skinners Pond on route 14 and turn onto Stompin' Tom Road. Drive for 350 meters and you will find a small parking area on a turn. From the parking lot there is a boardwalk that takes you to the beach.

Access to Skinners Pond Beach

You could also continue on Stompin Tom Road until you come to the wharf. Turn left to go around the wharf. Park on the left just past the bridge on the far side of the wharf. If you choose to continue around the wharf make sure you are cautious of the vehicles and fishermen working around the wharf.

Trail Last Hiked: September 12, 2020.

Page Last Updated: March 29, 2022.