Sunset Beach and Breakwater are located at the north end of town. These two beaches were separated in 1960 when a barrier was constructed creating a link to Port Hood Island. This breakwater provides protection to Sunset Beach on the south making for calm waters and sandbar; a family friendly experience. Breakwater Beach on the north side is patrolled by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service to keep swimmers safe from what can be more challenging conditions. Canteen services and washroom facilities are available, located in between the access point of the two beaches.