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

Castaway Ocean Lodge is a lovely place to spend our week here in Nova Scotia.!  The view of the harbour is spectacular.  We've enjoyed a glorious week of Indian Summer traveling along the lighthouse trail. A few favourite slights were Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay and the Saturday morning Farmer's Market in Halifax.  Enjoying a soak in the hot tub after driving all day was so relaxing.  Great week!
Buttimer Family
Melrose, MA, 2007
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
The cottage is exactly what the doctor. ordered!  Seals, herons, deer, stars ... and did I mention stars? We saw a hawk looking for a snack.  It's been quite a week.  What a great website find!
D. Newin
Pointe Claire, QC, 2005
We loved the cottage from the bunnies and the wild flowers to the seals in the bay. This is a beautiful old house.
The Webster's
CT, 2009

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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