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

Thank you for making your wonderful beach house available to us. Both of us work in fairly high stress jobs and were looking for an extra-relaxing locale for a break. The cottage, setting and local places and people provided this behond our hopes.
Kerri and Tom
Toronto, ON, 2007
 A great stay with beautiful views and plenty of room and all the amenities for a great stay.
 Dartmouth, Canada, 2021
A very clean, accurately-described, and comfortable property. The view from the property is excellent. We enjoyed our stay at Moose Harbour View.
Northport, AL, 2019 
This cottage is one of the most luxurious and beautiful places we've stayed at and we've stay at a few! Great design only bettered by the view.
Pete and Jo
London, UK, 2010


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.


Liverpool, Nova Scotia

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