Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
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Guest Testimonials

Thank-you for sharing this peaceful spot.  We had a wonderful week here.
E. Schainker
Cambridge, MA, 2010
Great house, great beach
My family, including kids aged 2-11, spent a week at this lovely beach house. Sanderling Beach House was well appointed with all the amenities we needed. The owners have done a wonderful job creating a beautiful home that is very comfortable and welcoming. It might just be the perfect beach house. Even lovelier than the house, though, was the location, which is every bit as spectacular as the pictures suggest. We spent hours combing the beach, building sand castles and enjoying the view and the sounds of the ocean. It was great for our kids to disconnect from screens for a while. They didn't even miss them! Our cell phone reception was spotty, but after some initial separation anxiety from our blackberries, it was nice to really decompress! We explored Shelburne (lovely) and Liverpool (also interesting, though next time I'd skip the Rossignol Cultural Centre). The owners left some information about local restaurants and while we didn't try them all, we did like the ones we went to, and in particular, Charlotte Lane in Shelburne. All in all, a great week in a beautiful home on a spectacular beach!
Jasmine A.
 Toronto, Canada, 2013
Great place and location for privacy.
The cottage is bright and cheery.
Fishing, biking, hiking and even golf not too far away.
Best of all, dog friendly so our 4 legged buddies had fun too.
 Old, UK, 2021
We enjoyed staying at the house. Some of us went surfing and golfing. The kids enjoyed the beach and the big park in town. What could be more inspiring than a sunrise in your kitchen! What a starter!
C. Luin
Toronto, ON, 2008


Brightly coloured buildings on Liverpool's main street.
Max and Sam love this pirate ship play ground in Liverpool.


Originally a Mi'kmaq settlement, the Town of Liverpool was founded in 1759 by the New England Planters.  During its heyday, between 1749 and 1812, the town was a hot bed of pirates and privateers.  Privateers were given permission from the crown to seize enemy ships and their cargoes. The most famous of these were the Rover, the Lucy and the Liverpool Packet.  

Every Canada Day weekend (July 1st) Liverpool hosts the Privateer Days - a lively festival that celebrates the town's "privateering" history.  Events include boat races, walking tours, a historical reenactment, a rum run, street parade, live music and fireworks.

There are a couple of interesting museums in Liverpool.  The Hank Snow Country Music centre features some of Hanks' personal memorabilia, including his 1947 convertible Cadillac.  The Rossignol Cultural Centre appeals to kids of all ages.  The Guide Sports, Hunting, Fishing and Mi'Kmaq Museum features images and artifacts of early guiding and native life. There are folk art, outhouse and apothecary museums. The Wildlife Museum has an 18-foot giraffe, musk ox, polar bear, wolf, caribou and other taxidermies. Outside there are teepees, an early settler's cabin, a yurt and a re-creation of Maude Lewis' tiny house.

Fort Point Lighthouse park is worth a visit. The park is open year-round with picnic tables, interpretive panels and a scenic view of Liverpool Harbour and Coffin Island Lighthouse. From mid-May to mid-October, costumed interpreters meet visitors, there is an audiovisual presentation by a previous light keeper's son, as well as a gift shop, viewing binoculars, washrooms, and parking.  Guided tours of Liverpool are available from Fort Point Lighthouse Park. Brochures are available from the Queens County Museum and the Visitor Information Centre.

If you are traveling with children, Liverpool has an excellent play ground on the waterfront. 


The closest cottages to Liverpool are Moose Harbour View Cottage which is about a 7 - 10 minute drive from the center of town. Also close by are Summerset Cottage, Harbour Tide House and Sea Star Cottage.


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