Nova Scotia Lighthouse | Cape Sable Island | Cape Sable Light

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

 Beach Heaven is gorgeous - beautiful amenities and location. We had a great time.
 Halifax, Canada, 2021
 The perfect oceanside vacation
A week at this Orchard Point was like a week in paradise. The house is very well built, and comfortably furnished with a great kitchen. The ocean, where you can swim from the rocks, begins right where the lawn ends. That is where both the sun and moon rise. It is comfortable all day in the breeze and stays warm though the night. It is private and feels secluded but is not remote; stores and all you need are close by.

David M.
 New York, NY, US, 2013
Perfect getaway location for relaxation
My husband and I had a wonderful week at Red Head Retreat. it was completely peaceful with only the sounds of gulls, waves on stone at the foot of the bluff and intermittent bird song. The house is spacious, comfortably furnished and open and airy with lots of natural light. The back deck is perfect for enjoying a quiet coffee in the mornings with dawn over the trees and In August it gets full shade in the afternoon, which makes it perfect for lolling in the Adirondack chairs with books and a cold drink. And there always seemed to be a refreshing breeze off the ocean. This was most welcome because we were there during a hot, humid week. But even the foggy mornings seemed special in that house. Alerted by the management company and a previous guest's post, we limited our time on the large back lawn and on woodland trails in the region due to ticks. We took extra medication precautions for our dog and checked her and each other after each excursion. Happy to report that we didn't see a tick all week! But we did see lots of deer. The back lawn area seemed to be an early morning and evening gathering place. At dusk on one day we counted 12 does and fawns of assorted sizes (see photo). We also saw plenty of rabbits, and pheasants, plus a beaver or muskrat by the causeway on the approach road. We are familiar with Nova Scotia's south shore and like to choose a base from which to explore by car and at times by bike or foot. Red Head Retreat is our favourite rental so far. There is no direct beach access from the house but many beautiful beaches - usually very sparsely peopled - within a short driving distance. We also treated ourselves to a final night dinner out at the Charlotte Lane in Shelburne. it was our fourth visit to the restaurant over the past decade and it never disappoints. But a note to other guests who might be inclined to give it a try - do make a reservation. We saw several tourists walk in and be disappointed the evening we were there. Altogether, a lovely week. Thank you!
 Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada, 2015
 Castaway Ocean Lodge is a beautiful and peaceful spot.


Cape Sable Lighthouse

Cape Sable Island


At 101 feet tall, this is the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia. The other buildings have been destroyed; only the tower remains at the site.

For more information, pictures and videos about this lighthouse please visit the Friends of Cape Sable Light web site. 


Directions: Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen from a beach at the end of Hawk Road on Cape Sable Island, off Route 330 South.


Cape Sable Island


Cape Sable Lighthouse

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