This community was originally known as Flat Rocks. The first mention of the name Summerville is in 1877, when they built a school and named it Summerville School. The white sand beach found here provided settlers with seaweed they used to keep the soil enriched with nutrients. At the turn of the century, a railroad was built through here from Halifax. Today, Summerville Beach Provincial Park is enjoyed by many.

Summerville Centre is just off Highway 103 via exit 20, or about 15 minutes west of Liverpool on Highway 3.

GPS: 43.954580, -64.814830