Crescent Beach in Lockeport 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

We've had the best week here! We had less than a 2 hour drive here but we seem so far away from home. No stress. Relaxed, easy days. Between this house and Carter's Beach we barely went anywhere. We spent our mornings down on the rocks by the ocean. We saw 2 otters our first day here. We read and drank coffee outside in the various places that have chairs. We ate all our meals here and felt right at home. It feels like our cottage. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
The Chan Family
Lower Sackville, NS 2009
 Amazing cottage. Clean, quiet and Bright View has everything you need. 5 minute walk to beautiful secluded beaches.
Dartmouth, Canada, 2019 
 The cottage is a great getaway and in a wonderful location. There are so many different parts of the house to explore, and all very tastefully decorated. We loved the stack of games and the nook for watching movies, sitting in the window looking out at the apple trees and rabbits, and also the ease of navigating around the area from the house. We were in NS for a wedding, and it was a perfect launching pad for all activities over the weekend, and a lovely place to wake up and come back to at the end of the night! One tip: Make sure to pick up some provisions on your way, as there's not much in the area.
 Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2018
Thank you for a wonderful vacation at your cottage. This was our first visit to this part of beautiful Nova Scotia. We loved Summerville and Carter's beaches. Visit them early in your stay! The Quarterdeck restaurant is superb-excellent food and reasonable prices. Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove were worthwhile trips. we had amazing weather (rained only one day during the week.) The cottage was very comfortable and lacked only a fire pit for campfires. We would stay again!
The Taylor Family
July 2008

Crescent Beach

A mile long stretch of white sandy beach.
The water and waves were perfect for an afternoon of skim boarding at the Lockeport beach bash.
I love this picture of Lucas and Halley going for a walk on the Lockeport beach. Such a cute brother and little sister photo
Our entry for the 2011 Sand Castle Contest was "Big Foot". Here Sam is illustrating just how much big "big foot" is! No, we didn't win the contest, but the kids had fun!
This was the winning sand sculpture for 2011. The photo really does not do it justice!


Crescent Beach is a mile-long stretch of white sand that links the town of Lockeport to the mainland. As a serviced beach, parking, changing rooms, showers and washrooms, a canteen, craft shop, visitor information centre and internet access site can all be found at the Crescent Beach Centre.

On different weekends in the summer the beach plays host to a variety of different festivals and contests.  Everything from sandcastle building contests to beach parties to the ever popular Sea Derby. This is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day with your children. 


Nearest Cottages:
Castaway Ocean Lodge, Ragged Island Retreat, Bright View Cottage and Black Point Cottage are all approximately a 10 minutes drive. 

Sanderling Beach House is about a 15 minutes drive to the beach.

Driving Directions:
To get to Lockeport's Crescent Beach take Exit 24 off HWY 103.  Follow signs for Lockeport.  You can't miss the beach, its on the right.  There is parking at the Crescent Beach Centre.


Crescent Beach in Lockeport is a beach we go to frequently.  This past summer I took my children to the Beach Bash.  We could not have asked for a better day.  The weather was truly spectacular!  The sun was hot overhead, and little white wisps of clouds dotted the blue skies . 

We took blankets, chairs, beach toys and a picnic and spent the day playing in the waves and soaking up the sun.  As part of the beach bash, we entered our "big foot" into the sand sculpture contest.  Our creation was not creative enough for a prize.  The beautiful mermaid created by artist Rebecca Tudor won first prize.  I did notice that she came with all sorts of sculpting tools - everything from brushes to chopsticks.  Next year we will add sculpting tools to the beach bag.  By then the kids will be bigger and hopefully be able to help me carry all the stuff!

Here is a little video I uploaded to YouTube.


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