Cape Sable

Cape Sable is the southernmost point of land on CAPE SABLE ISLAND, which lies off the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia. It is composed of shifting sand dunes (French, sable) up to 9 m high and is nearly joined to the island by a sandy beach transversed by Hawk Channel.


Cape Sable is the southernmost point of land on CAPE SABLE ISLAND, which lies off the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia. It is composed of shifting sand dunes (French, sable) up to 9 m high and is nearly joined to the island by a sandy beach transversed by Hawk Channel. Hawk Inlet, on the east side of the channel, dries at low tide. Cape Sable Light, a white octagonal tower on the cape, houses a radar-transponding beacon in addition to a light and foghorn, important navigational aids to mariners in the often fogbound coastal waters.