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

 We really enjoyed our stay at Bright View Cottage. The house meets all the criteria, the common area is perfect. It is very well located. The view is beautiful. Thanks!
 Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Canada, 2022
Thank you for sharing your beautiful spot with us - Moose Harbour View Cottage.  The kids loved the beaches, rock climbing/hiking, seals at Keji, rabbits in the grass and simply playing in the wide open yard.
J. Thomas
Toronto, ON, 2009
We had a wonderful time! The view is fantastic and we experienced all kinds of weather from warm and sunny to a "nor easter!" We love the seals! Had fun taking day trips; seeing all the beautiful beaaches and quaint villages. Lunenburg was great! Our best supper was the lobster we got in town. We cooked them here-they were delicious! All in all: a perfect way to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
P. and P. Henderson
Wallaceburg, ON, 2010
Incredible waterfront gem!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how FABULOUS our experience has been!!! We rented the Castaways Ocean Lodge and Helen facilitated EVERY step of the booking!!! The cottage and views are breathtaking and the amenities make you feel like you're walking into your own place! Everyone who stays here clearly is very respectful and tidy as the entire place is clean and in wonderful condition! Simply second to none....thank you soooo much for such an amazing experience filled with such special moments!!! Helen, you're a star!
Sylvie G.
 Toronto, 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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