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

Lovely renovated cottage in beautiful coastal location!
Red Head Retreat was open, bright and clean as seen on the website pictures. Nicely furnished; fabulous views from interior and from deck. Lots of opportunity for walking and viewing nature. Our dogs loved it too. Pre-visit information package including driving directions were very thorough (use them not GPS for the last bit) Red Head is absolutely peaceful and relaxing. A wonderful place to get away from it all. Grocery stores are in Shelburne or Barrington Passage, both about 30 minutes away. We would certainly go back again!

I had a very enjoyable and peaceful stay.

Elm Tree Cottage has all the comforts that one would need for a decent stay. I was there for nearly 3 weeks and enjoyed coming back in the evening to this cosy little cottage. It is nicely decorated, great shower, comfortable bed, good kitchen and good internet. The owners live nearby such that if anything is needed (like losing the key) they are there to provide it.

Gidon M.
 El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, 2017
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
Fantastic beach, nice neighbors, Bright View Cottage is a great place to unwind and play board games with the kids and star gaze on the balcony with a glass of wine at night!
S. Asprey
 Quebec, 2018

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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