Forbes Point, Nova Scotia

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Forbes Point
Community
Forbes Point, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Forbes Point, Nova Scotia
Location of Forbes Point, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 43°33′00″N 65°44′55″W / 43.55°N 65.748611°W / 43.55; -65.748611[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Shelburne
Municipal district Barrington
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Access Routes Forbes Point Road
via Trunk 3
Local scenery in Forbes Point.
Cape Island style boats at the wharf

Forbes Point is a small community on the southwestern shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Barrington municipal district of Shelburne County.[2]

History[edit]

Forbes Point was named after Alexander Forbes,[3] who settled the area in the late 18th century. Stone walls from his homestead can still be found in the area. There is a small Forbes family grave site located in the woods of Forbes Point.

Geography[edit]

Forbes Point is located at N43°33.00, W65°44.55. It is bordered on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the landscape is spruce trees and swamp.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2006, there were approximately 100 people and 35 households. The population density is estimated to be 0.4 people /km². Many current inhabitants of Forbes Point can claim direct descent from Alexander Forbes.

Economy[edit]

There is a small wharf and fish processing plant at the end of Forbes Point. Most residents make a living in the lobster fishery.

Recreation[edit]

There are a few ponds, which provide excellent grounds for catching frogs in the summer, and ice skating in the winter.

The ocean provides a refreshing place to go swimming in the summertime.

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Coordinates: 43°33′00″N 65°44′55″W / 43.55000°N 65.74861°W / 43.55000; -65.74861 (Forbes Point, Nova Scotia)