Forbes Point, Nova Scotia

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Forbes Point
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]


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.


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.


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.


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


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)