We love the beach. Mind you, not to sunbathe on, but to explore. One of our favorite beaches is at Herring Cove. It is on the east side of Campobello and is composed of many sizes of sediment, from sand, to cobbles, to boulders.
We love walking along this 1.42 mile-long beach in search of cobble treasures. We saw several varieties of seaweed, a few crab shells and claws, lots of gulls, and of course, cobbles galore. Drew walked the entire length of the beach, whereas I only managed one mile before my knees threatened to give way, and it was a slow and painful walk back to the parking area.
Beaches can tell you a lot about the geology of an area, and Herring Cove is a treasure-trove of information. The cobbles are so varied and show evidence of eons of sedimentation to form sedimentary rocks, glacial activity in the formation of the beach, heat and pressure to form metamorphic rocks, and ancient volcanism to form igneous rocks. This link goes to a great Geologic Tour of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
The backside of the Herring Cove beach borders Lake Glensevern. This lake was a great place for socialization and tea time, for the Roosevelts and others, many moons ago. Any old structures are long gone.
After passing Lake Glensevern, you can reach the far end of the cove which is called Con Robinson's Point. The beach material consists of sand, silt, cobbles and boulders.
And, on the way back to the parking area, we stopped about half way down the beach to admire the remnants of an old wharf, that stretched way out into the water a long time ago.