Yeah, I didn’t do any of that to find this hidden gem last summer. I found Hell’s Bay, where Cherry Hill Beach is located, on Google Earth. Just digitally trolling along the coastline looking for beaches that might be long enough to run on, and boom! There it was.
Crescent Beach, another 10 or 15 minutes up the coast, is my favourite running spot, but that 20 minutes round-trip can add a lot onto your day if you’ve got big plans, so we popped down for some reconnaissance of Cherry Hill Beach shortly after my discovery.
Located at the end of Henry Conrad Road, off of Route 331, Cherry Hill Beach is unmarked and offers no amenities. It’s popular with locals and surfers, though on a cool day running on the beach isn’t a challenge as you’ll have lots of space.We didn’t venture into the water here, so I can’t offer comment on the water… but the surfers had full bodysuits on. In August.
We’ll definitely check out this beach again this summer and go a bit further than our initial 3km jog. It’s hard to fault any beach with a view like this, although the lack of any bathroom facilities does cause me a bit of anxiety. For beach visits with kids, I’d still recommend Rissers instead, simply because of the facilities there. But for something off the tourist path, Cherry Hill Beach fits the bill nicely.Google+