As the years passed the shipping industry evolved into the fishing industry, which is now the backbone of Yarmouth’s economy. Fresh Haddock, scallops, and lobster are readily available at most Yarmouth restaurants at very reasonable prices, ($12.00 – $14.00 Canadian for a haddock dinner, 2018), and no one prepares fish better than Yarmouthians. Fresh fish is supplied on a daily basis. If you like to eat fish, then you need to include Yarmouth on your travel itinerary.
The climate in Yarmouth is affected by the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Our weather is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. So if you are escaping from the heat of the southern and western USA, then Yarmouth is a great place to cool off in the summer. Our historical temperatures range from 66F in June to 72F in July/August and 59F in October.
Nova Scotia boasts over 1,000 lakes and Yarmouth County owns 83 of these lakes. A local, provincial park (Ellenwood) provides great swimming, camping, and picnic facilities.
Although it takes a brave soul to enjoy the cool Atlantic seawater, there are great sandy beaches close to Yarmouth, including;
(All within 15-30 minutes from units.)
- John’s Cove (en route to the historic Cape Forchu)
- Port Maitland