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Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg's Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

The park offers a boat launch and a floating wharf to access the water, but there’s so much more!  Picnic tables, a wharf that you can walk on, parking areas, a privy (seasonal) and plenty of green space right on the water, an excellent spot to enjoy the beautiful islands off our wonderful coastline.  Please remember that this is a pets on leash park!  There is no winter maintenance at the location.

The floating wharf system is installed seasonally providing mooring for punts and tenders of 12 feet or under.  The floating wharf is managed through a permitting system and season-applications need to be received in the Spring.  Please contact the Recreation Department 902-541-1343, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  for more information on the floating wharf permitting system or use the pdf  fillable application form (228 KB)  and mail it to the Municipality to apply for a spot!.

While space for recreation boaters is allocated based on the permit system, there may still be some public tie-up spots for day use, please contact the Recreation Department 902-541-1343 to find out more.

The upper parking lot provides access for vehicles and boat trailers who wish to stay up to 72 hours, or longer with permission from the Municipality. Vehicles (no trailers) can also be parked in the lower parking lot, but for day use only.

Address: 28 Back Harbour Road, Garden Lots

Leash your pet. Hunting and trapping are prohibited in all Municipal Parks and Green Spaces.  Recreational Vehicles, Travel Trailers and Tents are NOT permitted to camp overnight; violiators may be towed.

The Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee is made up of 9 individuals who have a community interest in Sawpit Wharf and one Councillor.

  pdf Sawpit Wharf By-Law (186 KB)