Olivia and I had a great hike at Crystal Crescent beach. We had awesome weather. This hike is well-marked and you can follow a path for about 2 km. After that, you are right on the shore where the terrain gets a bit rougher although the view you have is worth it. Crystal Crescent is about a 40-minute drive from Downtown Dartmouth.
Just remember it can get pretty windy by the water so expect it to be a couple degrees colder than the temperature in the city. Warm or not though the Crystal Crescent Hike is worth it!
If you are looking for directions we included a google map below the video.