What to see and do in Nova Scotia. Suggestions for festivals, events, family entertainment,  kayaking, Sailing, golfing and hiking.
What to see and do in Nova Scotia.  Suggestions for activities, adventures, beaches, lighthouses, restaurants and museums.

Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
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Guest Testimonials

Lovely renovated cottage in beautiful coastal location!
Red Head Retreat was open, bright and clean as seen on the website pictures. Nicely furnished; fabulous views from interior and from deck. Lots of opportunity for walking and viewing nature. Our dogs loved it too. Pre-visit information package including driving directions were very thorough (use them not GPS for the last bit) Red Head is absolutely peaceful and relaxing. A wonderful place to get away from it all. Grocery stores are in Shelburne or Barrington Passage, both about 30 minutes away. We would certainly go back again!
We have enjoyed a very relaxing week in Moose Harbour Cottage. It was a great base for us to explore Nova Scotia and we have got lots of good memiories and photos to take home with us.  You have managed to make our first trip to Canada amazing and we are already planning when we might be able to come back.
N. Pepper
England, 2009
This is our first time to Nova Scotia but not to Canada. We brought our parents with us for a relaxing week; it was and it was so much, much more! Thank you for sharing the Castaway Ocean Lodge with us! It will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
T. C. Claypoole
PA, 2009

Harbour Tide House was beautiful, very accurate to the description if not better in person! Location is perfect, big garden and lovely view. Very close to Carter's beach. Would recommend for sure!


Halifax, Canada, 2022 


Discover Nova Scotia's South Shore and find the perfect spot for your next family vacation.  From bird watching adventures to beach combing; hiking to biking; sailing to kayaking; there are lots of attractions, activities and things to see and do in Nova Scotia.  Attend one of the many colourful festivals and events. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun on one of our deserted white sandy beaches. Take in a round of golf.  Watch as bald eagles glide gracefully overhead. Visiti our museums and discover the rich heritage of our maritime history.  Explore one of the many lighthouses that dot our shoreline. Don't forget your camera, there are thousands of pictures to be taken!  Search the listings below for more information on activities and attractions along Nova Scotia's South Shore.

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Crescent Beach

A mile-long stretch of white sand

Crescent Beach is a great family-friendly beach; there are always lots of kids, dogs and adults enjoying the sand and surf. Canada Day is a very popular day to visit the beach.

Sandy Point Lighthouse Beach

Our Closest Beach

Sandy Point Beach is my favourite stress reliever! It is always a treat to spend a few moments breathing in the salt air and feeling the sand between my toes. 8 minutes from Shelburne, Sandy Point Beach is our first choice for a quick trip to the beach.

Carters Beach

A Tropical Vision

Carter's beach generally has gentle rolling waves and is quite suitable for kids to go paddling / swimming. The beach is comprised of three different beaches that meld into one. We love this beach!

Louis Head Beach

A Golden Treasure

Unsupervised and practically deserted most of the time, it is always possible to find a private spot on this stunning beach.

Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

A favourite seaside hiking destination!

Experience the Atlantic shoreline in this pristine nature reserve. Two trails lead to the shoreline where you will be amazed by the beautiful beaches, abundance of wildlife and sheer beauty of the environment. A must see for all nature lovers!

Lobster Festival

June 7 - 10, 2018

Whether you are a lobster connoisseur or seafood lover looking for something truly unique, Shelburne's Annual Lobster Festival is a delicious event. So, come an join the feasting and festivities!

Sandy Point Lighthouse

Guarding Shelburne Harbour

This attractive lighthouse, which originally was built on a pier, now sits on a crib at the east side of the entrance to Shelburne Harbour. At low tide the tapered wooden tower is accessible across a sand bar.

Kejimkujik National Park

Labour Day to mid-June: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Keller Williams

Keller Williams

Your South Shore Real Estate specialists


Escape to the South Shore's Hidden Gem

The charming town of Lockeport is connected to the mainland by a natural causeway of Crescent Beach.

Summerville Beach

A Spectacular Beach

This one kilometer white sand beach is one of the most popular beaches in along the South Shore.


Historic town set on a spectacular harbour!

The seaside town of Shelburne with its Historic District, marina and yacht club, performing arts centre, Provincial Park, museums, shopping and fine dining, is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike.

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

A Nature Lover's Haven, wonderful beach

Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is abundant with nature.

Osprey Arts Centre

Performing Arts in Shelburne

For what is happening in Shelburne, check out the Osprey Arts Centre's busy performing arts schedule. There is always something interesting going on!

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