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
[email protected]

Guest Testimonials

 This is a lovely piece of land and a great cottage with everything that you need. You can enjoy kayaking and paddle right to a lovely, secluded beach. Enjoy coffee on the deck with beautiful views. The cottage has everything you could need and is quite modern. Great kitchen for cooking and all the bedrooms were super comfortable. We saw rabbits and deer, and tons of birds. Ragged Island Retreat is a very private get away -- and you will not hear a car or other people from the cottage.
 Halifax, Canada, 2021
 Cottage was very clean and spacious. It has an outstanding view and not far from the beach. Beautiful, peaceful location!
 Fredericton, Canada, 2020
Castaway Ocean Lodge was a honeymoon haven for us on our first trip to Nova Scotia; a wonderful way to start married life. Some highlights included basking in the hot tup, kayaking round the bay, morning coffee on the decking with the resident heron, a visit from a raccoon who tapped the window when watching tv! Great food in the Beandock Cafe and Quarter Deck Grill and beaches and walks and much, much more. Castaways was a special place for us. We loved it.
S. and J. Smith
Dufermline, Scotland, 2010
Fantastic beach, nice neighbors, Bright View Cottage is a great place to unwind and play board games with the kids and star gaze on the balcony with a glass of wine at night!
S. Asprey
 Quebec, 2018


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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