nova scotia beaches | Carleton Village Beach | Shelburne

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

WOW - this was the first word from our mouths as we drove down the driveway and saw this beautiful place!  We have had a wonderfully peaceful and serene week here at Castaway Ocean Lodge and the hot tub has been a god send and has enabled us to be outside enjoying the veiw even through the wind and the rain.  A fabulous haven that will live long in our memories!
T. Barker
Northern Ireland, 2007
 Fantastic holiday house
Sanderling Beach House is perfect, just as it is described. It's furnished and equipped to a very high standard and has everything you could need, a real home from home (except this home sits on the very edge of the perfect beach!). I can't recommend this beach house highly enough, we had a great time.
 Paris, France, 2015
Really great location, perfect pristine beach. Beach Heaven is a nice home to relax and visit the region.

 Quebec, Canada, 2022
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

Carleton Village Beach

A gorgeous summers day on Carleton Village Beach
Sam and Max playing on Carleton Village Beach
Blue Sky, Sea and Sand ... what more does a kid need?
An meandering fresh water stream changes positions every year. Its a wonderful place to sail boats and dig in the sand.


I cannot begin to count the hours we have spent on this beach.  Its a family favourite.  My children would live there if they could!


We get a lot of truly beautiful days in September with blue skies and warm breezes.  Days that just cry out to be Beach Days. 

I took my boys to the beach on one such day in September and shot this little video of Carleton Village Beach.   I always find the lapping of the waves memorizing, so I took this video of the waves on the shore


Carleton Village, NS

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