Town of Shelburne Nova Scotia


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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www.sandylanevacations.com


Guest Testimonials

 A fabulous two week getaway
We had a fabulous two week vacation. It was a shot in the dark because we had no prior information on the site other than what was provided. We were not disappointed. Castaway Ocean Lodge is large and comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen and the furnishings are top notch. The site is somewhat secluded that gives privacy with access to the ocean and a very good view. There is an excellent protected bay for kayaking and a good hot tub to relax in after a day on the water.
 
delta ontario
 ON, 2012
Castaway Ocean Lodge is an awesome hunnymoon retreat !
Tasha
Crousetown, Canada, 2021
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful property with us. It was peaceful and relaxing, changing and comfortable. We couldn't have asked for anything more. It exceeded our expectations. It was a holiday that we will never forget. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The Langford Family
Barrie, ON,2010
Our stay was absolutely amazing.  Bright View Cottage was fabulous. Beautiful house, beautiful beaches and total relaxation. Thanks Helen!
Natasha
Chelsea, Canada, 2019 

Shelburne

The gardens along Dock Street are rich with colour.
Taking the children for a walk along Shelburne's Dock Street on a glorious summers day in August.
A view of Shelburne from the harbour. The white church was constructed as part of the set for the movie "Moby Dick" that was shot in Shelburne in the summer of 2009.
A beautiful summers day on Dock Street.
Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club is a hub of activity in the summer.

Description

History: 
In the spring of 1783, over 5000 settlers arrived on the shores of Shelburne Harbour from America. Assurance of living under the British flag, and promises of free land, tools, and provisions lured many to the British Colonies at that time. In the fall of 1783, a second wave of settlers arrived and by 1784, the population of this new community is estimated to have been at least 10,000 the fourth largest in North America - much larger than either Halifax or Montreal.

Today, Shelburne is a charming historic town set on a truly spectacular harbour. Unspoiled by industry or shipping, local town's folk like to boast that it is the third best natural harbour in the world after Sydney and Halifax. Over 16 km long, and dotted with small communities and beaches, the harbour is perfect place to sail, canoe or kayak.  

A walk through the Historic District is a trip through architectural history. The six narrow lanes and four streets retain the same dimensions and character as laid out by the original British surveyors.  Of the 46 residential properties in the District, only one was built after 1900.  Eight of the twelve dwellings facing the water were built before 1785. With over a dozen architectural styles present Shelburne's wooden heritage is considered the most significant in Canada.
 
The museum complex, with it four museums - the Muir-Cox Shipyard, Dory Shop Museum, Ross-Thompson House and the Shelburne County Museum are all worth a visit.  When the dory shop was established in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. 


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Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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