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Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a remote 22-square-km stretch of exposed Atlantic coastline located just west of the town of Liverpool on Nova Scotia's South Shore. This pristine coastal headland is home to an abundance of flora and fauna such as wildflowers, insects, harbour and gray seals, and a collection of coastal bird species including the endangered piping plover. Piping plovers nest between April and August so the main beach area is closed to visitors during this time to protect the piping plovers' nesting sites. Seals can often be seen sunning on the large rocks just off the shoreline. A view of the seals can be enjoyed by taking an easy 2.8-km trail across the open coastal barrens.

Fog-free natural colour satellite image of the seaside portion of Kejimkujik National Park

Credit: Paul Illsley. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data processed by ESA

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Visitors to this national park can experience the powerful surf of the North Atlantic, which is responsible for shaping this unique coastal landscape. It is common to experience this stretch of coastline shrouded in fog. The fog enhances a sense of isolation when it rolls over this marine landscape. The park's diverse types of terrain offer visitors a glimpse into a dynamic and multi-faceted coastal ecosystem.

This fog-free natural colour satellite image of the seaside portion of Kejimkujik National Park was created by combining and enhancing the red, green and blue bands of a Sentinel-2 satellite image taken in . The image reveals dynamic habitat transitions between crystal clear ocean, long sweeping dunes, shallow protected intertidal wetlands, and resilient coastal vegetation.

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