They say that Pictou County has the warmest beaches north of the Carolinas. Well I can’t comment on that but we do have some pretty awesome beaches. Melmerby Beach is about 30 minutes from Pictou and has the best sounding waves and the nicest of beaches. After a great storm you’ll find lots of shells and beach glass all over the sand. In the summer its an awesome day, just laying on the beach watching the water and listening to the waves and laughter of its residents.