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 beautiful gem on the South Shore
I stayed at the Red Head Retreat with my husband and 2 friends. This was our first trip to the South Shore since moving to NS 2 years ago. The property is absolutely stunning with a huge yard ending at the ocean's edge. It is very private and quiet. The cottage is beautiful and has a spacious open concept on the lower floor. Bedrooms are nice and the cottage is equipped with everything you need. The large deck in the back is a great feature as is the fire pit. The cottage is close to some awesome beaches and Shelburne is an easy drive. We were very impressed with this cottage and had such a great time! We highly recommend it!
Errin W
 Halifax, Canada, 2013
Nova Scotia was an amazing place for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed our stay here and we will definitely be back. Kayaking was great and the tranquility was just what we needed.
J. and C. Barley
Oxford Station, ON, 2006
 This was our second time staying at Helen's place and it was enjoyable as the first. Great place to stay while in the Shelburne area!
Scott
 Enfield, Canada, 2020
Thanks so very much for opening this amazing "house-with-a-view!" Sanderling Beach House is utterly amazing! The design totally allows every room to enjoy and celebrate the beauty of its surroundings. Thank you for the special things you've allowed us to use in your home, too; from the fine sheets and towels to quilts and good (Henckel's) knives. Great job! Those things really enhanced our stay. We will definitely be back! Nature's beauty was amazing! Spectacular! Unbelievable!
C. and S. Groves
Sackville, NS, 2007

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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