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
[email protected]
www.sandylanevacations.com


Guest Testimonials

 The Beach Heaven cottage is an endearing and beautiful space indoors and outdoors, designed for your wellness. The photos look convincing, but it is even better in person.

Words can’t do justice to this space. But a week surrounded the beauty of sand and sea and time spent with my loved ones in this lovely home was energizing and rejuvenating and I would return again and again.

It is everything it claims to be (clean, modern, amazing location just a hop away to the shoreline, breathtaking views), and much more.

Props to John who lives next door, he is very kind and helpful.

GF side note: The fish and chips restaurant flier on the fridge has excellent gluten free fish and chips and fish cakes.
Nancy
 Blainville, Canada, 2022
This was our first visit to Nova Scotia and Castaway Ocean Lodge. It went beyond our wildest dreams! Our first morning we saw a whale in the bay which made it more special. We used the kayaks and boat; did some walking and it was just Fab! We shall be back again 1 week just isn't long enough. We recommend going whale watching at riverton; in Zodiac. We saw a right whale, which was just excellant! Thanks
The Smiths
Arkona, ON, and Yorkshire, England, 2010
 This cottage is totally equipped with just about anything you can think of, including a desk area for your computer and a printer! It is nicely furnished, and has great views. Very quiet, the only visitors are the local deer!
Linda
 Clinton, MA, USA, 2019
What a gem, a perfectly secluded and private place to have a great get away to the South Shore. Well equipped kitchen, bathroom and other amenities. Close to local town for all supplies. Highly recommend.
 
Christine
 Valley, Canada, 2020

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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