Located in beautiful Nova Scotia and overlooking the picturesque Northumberland Strait.  Malagash is a quiet rural community just off the Sunrise Trail between Pugwash and Tatamagouche.  A scenic 1.5 hour drive from the Halifax or Moncton airports.

Malagash was first settled by the Mi’kmaq, and translates to the “land of games”.

Salt mine in Malagash, 1923

Malagash is the location of Canada’s first rock salt mine, which operated from 1918 through 1959 under the Malagash Salt Company. Despite there being a large amount of unmined salt left under Malagash, the mine was closed due to the shallow Malagash Harbour. A better harbour and rail spur existed at Pugwash, where a new shaft was sunk in 1956.

The warm waters of the Northumberland Strait in Malagash are perfect for many water activities including kayaking, sailing and of course spending time at one of our beautiful sandy beaches. The warm waters also create an idyllic setting for growing grapes.  Jost Vineyards has earned a reputation for producing world-class wines, find your favorite at their complimentary tasting bar and enjoy on their patio overlooking the vineyard.

Share in the history of the local area at the Malagash museum, participate in the sandcastle competition or one of Josts famous festivals, enjoy walks on the beach or just watching the sunset over the water.

Malagash is perfectly situated for exploring the Northumberland shore as well as nearby communities of Tatamagouche, Pugwash, Wallace and Wentworth.  Enjoy 1st class accommodations on your own private beach and explore everything Malagash has to offer.

Learn more at discovermalagash.com

North Shore Communities

Experience the unique qualities of the many towns and villages along the north shore of Nova Scotia.

TIDNISH

AMHERST SHORE

PUGWASH

WALLACE

MALAGASH

TATAMAGOUCHE

BRULE SHORE

RIVER JOHN

SEAFOAM

TONEY RIVER

PICTOU

NEW GLASGOW

MERIGOMISH

ANTIGONISH