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

A fantastic place! The cottage is a great location for walking or touring. The house and the views surpassed our expectations. Very friendly people. We'll be back.
C. Bucker
Victoria, BC, 2009
We have stayed at Sea Star Cottage on several occasions. It is a lovely and tranquil spot to get recharged and enjoy a vacation. It is very private and yet close to a beautiful beach! You will think you are in a paradise when you see the beach! The cottage is cozy and wonderfully decorated. We would highly recommend it to all ages!
The Smiths
Halifax, NS, 2009
Very comfortable for a family.
Christopher
 Ottawa, Canada, 2019
 Fairytale Vacation
Staying at Castaway Ocean Lodge was a fairy tale experience. The spacious luxurious log cabin has all the charm of a Hans Christian Anderson storybook tale with its wide view of the sea. A short stroll downhill brings you to another dreamy vista of islands rising from the mist. We never wanted to leave and mostly just made short trips to buy seafood for the grill and fire pit. The oceanfront kitchen is beautiful and thoughtfully stocked. The hot tub and bath towels were a treat. By far the most magical, romantic and private place we’ve ever rented anywhere.
dzalvarez
 New York, NY, US, 2013

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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