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
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Guest Testimonials

This property is an excellent cottage and in a great location!! We loved it!
Child Family
McGregor, ON 2009
 We had a great stay at the cottage. The house itself is spacious and clean, and in a lovely secluded spot a few minutes walk to the water. Our kids had a great time wading in the ocean water and skipping rocks. The area was also great - we visited a few beaches all within 10-30min drive and they were amazingly beautiful and empty! We would definitely stay again!
 Toronto, Canada, 2019
We both LOVE Nova Scotia! This cottage was absolutely the nicest we have stayed in during our three summers here.  Incredible view-always interesting sights, especially the seals.  Your house had everything we needed and is the perfect size.  Our 2 Golden Retrievers and 1 Border Collie had a ball playing in the water out front.  They and we vote to return. Thanks for allowing us to bring the dogs.
T. Moran
San Francisco, CA, 2007
An absolute dream spot!
We travelled to the Sanderling Beach House from Ontario in August. What an amazing week! The house was even more spacious than it appeared in the photos, with a beautiful beach theme running throughout. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, and the layout provides a beautiful view of the beach from just about every spot in the house. The white sand beach is gorgeous, clean and so quiet. It almost felt like we were on a private beach. We would 100% recommend this property to anyone considering it. The fact that we had three teenagers who never once missed being "connected" due to lack of WiFi or television speaks volumes!! Thank you John and Helen.
 Ottawa, Canada, 2016

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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