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

 This relaxing beachfront home is a seaside sanctuary immersed in nature. Modern framed views overlooking the treetops, sand dunes, and pristine white beach. Beach Heaven is a perfect getaway for anyone looking to recharge. We were spoiled with wood fired saunas stoked by our hosts. We would highly recommend this stylish home to anyone looking for an ocean adventure retreat.
 White Point, Canada, 2022
 Your own world
It's the third time I've stayed in this snug little house on its very own bay. Ragged Island Retreat is like a ship on the sandy, tidal lake -- a short kayak trip from the crashing ocean beach at Hemeons Head, and along a strip of land protected by the Nature Conservancy. I could watch the changing waters, and birds overhead, all day. Cool mists for evening walks and sun-heated swimming in the deep salt water pools of the "lake" are both amazing. This area is so beautiful -- rural and wild, yet a short drive from the town of Lockeport and the beautiful harbor of Shelburne, and the long sand beach at Louis Head.
 New York, NY, US, 2017
We had a very pleasant time here at the cottage  We tasted fog and rain and sun. Very relaxing place! One week is not enough!  The Beach was tasteful!  Hope we will come again! Un Gros Merci!
Annie and Jocelyn
Sovel-Tracy, QC, 2007
 Fairytale Vacation
Staying at Castaway Ocean Lodge was a fairy tale experience. The spacious luxurious log cabin has all the charm of a Hans Christian Anderson storybook tale with its wide view of the sea. A short stroll downhill brings you to another dreamy vista of islands rising from the mist. We never wanted to leave and mostly just made short trips to buy seafood for the grill and fire pit. The oceanfront kitchen is beautiful and thoughtfully stocked. The hot tub and bath towels were a treat. By far the most magical, romantic and private place we’ve ever rented anywhere.
 New York, NY, US, 2013


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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