Nova Scotia Lighthouse | Sandy Point Lighthouse | Shelburne Harbour

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

This is our first time to Nova Scotia but not to Canada. We brought our parents with us for a relaxing week; it was and it was so much, much more! Thank you for sharing the Castaway Ocean Lodge with us! It will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
T. C. Claypoole
PA, 2009
 Amazing week - all of the comforts of home in a beautiful setting
From the moment we arrived and saw the we knew our one week stay here would be memorable. Our two children lov Castaway Ocean Lodgeed the hot tub, the board games, exploring the beach and looking at birds and fishing boats in the bay with the binoculars. We loved the clean and comfortable space, the fully stocked kitchen (it even has sharp knives - something I've never seen in a rental before!), the views, the comfortable beds, the deck chairs and so much more. Highly recommend!
 Montreal, Canada, 2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage.  The views are breathtaking and we really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen.  We hope to be back to this area very, very soon.

A. Trider
Dartmouth, NS, 2008
A perfect ocean side retreat.
The area around Shelburne and Barrington is a Nova Scotia treasure. Red Head Retreat is a perfect place to stay and enjoy it. Comfortably furnished, bright and sparkling clean plus you can sit on the deck in a rocking chair and take in the expansive view of the ocean complete with a lighthouse. The kitchen is well stocked and has two under the counter refrigerators. This was our third rental with Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals and it certainly won't be our last.
Linda H.

Sandy Point Lighthouse

Guarding Shelburne Harbour
A family plays on the Sandy Point Lighthouse Beach.
The sun sets on the Sandy Point Lighthouse turning the calm waters a warm shade of crimson.


Sandy Point Lighthouse Park and Community Centre is used for community events such as breakfasts and lobster suppers. There is a small beach and a few picnic tables in the park. The lighthouse is just offshore from the park. At low tide it is possible to walk out along the sandspit to the lighthouse. 

Directions: From Shelburne drive six miles (10 km) south on the Lighthouse Route to Sandy Point. The Sandy Point Lighthouse Park is on your right. Free parking.


  This light is still operational.
Lighthouse Location: East side of entrance to Shelburne Harbour, originally on a pier

Lighthouse Structure: Tapered square wood tower, white, concrete base

The lighthouse was built and first lit in 1873.
Tower height:   044ft feet.
Light height:   047ft feet.
Light range:   10 miles.
Light characteristic:   Fixed Red (1990).

Light automated (destaffed):   1980

History Items

  • 1880 - alteration - 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, fixed red, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - hand fog signal in answer to vessels
  • 1960 - 1965 - fog signal in operation
  • 1965 - 1990 - fog horn discontinued - 1990 - electric lantern
  • c. 1999 - decommissioned

  • Address

    Shelburne, Nova Scotia




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