Beach Vacation | Carters Beach in Liverpool Nova Scotia The Maritimes Canada

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

The Francis Louis House was great! We drove up to Durham Lane and down to what's known as the
old wharf. We took a lovely walk along that fabulous beach-left toward the mouth of the harbor. A great place to visit at low tide. Afterwards we rode down to the end of St. Catherine's River Road, stopping to view the marsh before the big curve near the end of the road. We saw an adult bald eagle atop one of the scraggly tall spruces!
Richard, Kathy and Barbara
Toronto, May, 2009
My partner and I and some friends stayed at Red Head Retreat for a week in July 2016 and we fell in love with this place the moment we walked in the door. It is exactly as you see it in the pictures. The views are spectacular and the beaches nearby are incredible. Peaceful, secluded, quiet and surrounded by nature! We will definitely be booking again!
Melinda R.
 Halifax, Canada, 2016
We had a lovely stay at the cottage with a super view.
M. Fox
Weems, VA, 2006
Another great stay at the cottage! Great spot to stay while in the Shelburne area.
 Enfield, Canada, 2020

Carters Beach

Step on to the beach ...
Come and enjoy the white sands and blue waters of Carters Beach
A quiet day on the beach
A Lobster Fishing boat cruises by Carter's Beach in Port Mouton Nova Scotia


One of the nicest beach in the Liverpool area, Carter's beach is actually three beaches in one - all the beaches have slightly different orientations, so it is always possible to find a sunny spot out of the wind.  The first beach you come to is a gentle crescent beach that is fairly shallow.  It is boarded by sand dunes along the back.  The next beach is a little rougher - it has a river that runs through it that is tidal.  It is much easier to cross at low tide when it is about ankle deep that at high tide when it is waist deep.  It is not a problem, but is definitely something to watch.  When we went to the beach with our children (1 and 4) we played a lot in this river at low tide as the water was warmer and there were no waves.  We love this beach.

John and I went to Carter's beach on Canada Day in 2001. We were amazed. It looked like we had traveled thousands of miles to the Caribbean - the sand was white and the water turquoise. The illusion was broken when we dipped our toes into the ocean and realized that yes we were still in Canada! The water was not freezing, but it definitely was not tropical!


Sea Star Cottage and Harbour Tide House in Port Mouton are the closest cottages to this beach.


Port Mouton, NS

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