The ground search for a missing 62-year-old man near Crystal Crescent Beach near Sambro has been called off by Halifax Police.
Police say the Coast Guard and helicopter patrol will continue in the days to come.
Officers left the scene at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night.
Wallace Brannen, 62, was last heard from Wednesday morning around 11 a.m.
He was reported missing shortly after at 11:15 a.m.
His car was found at the beach parking lot.
Wallace is a white man, about five foot seven inches and 170 pounds. He has short grey hair and a grey beard.
He was last seen wearing glasses, a beige three-quarter length bomber-style jacket, button-up shirt, blue jeans, black leather dress shoes and a black rimless baseball hat.
The Coast Guard and helicopters will continue to patrol the area over the next few days.