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
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
[email protected]
www.sandylanevacations.com


Guest Testimonials

We have had a very enjoyable and relaxing time in Nova Scotia. We explored numerous beaches; ate at Charlotte Lane; got out on the water; poked around Shelburne; watched a meteor shower and spied deer  as they crept across the lawn.  Our cottage was well equipped for entertaining and cooking and especially relaxing!  In fact, many hours were spent simply reading on the porch. We even managed to forget which day it was for a while!
C. Walker
Ottawa, ON, 2007
Thank you for sharing your comfortable home with us. Even on cloudy days, the house always felt bright and airy, especially the fantastic sun room. We appreciated the tide clock as going to the beach became the center of our days here. Such a lovely place.
The Shaw Family
Vermont, 2009
I have to say that the pictures of the house on the website did not tell the full story. My angel and I were here for a private weekend and simply said, the beach house was spectacular! It completely blew away our expectations! The weather was spotty, but sunny when we needed it to be. And, along with romantic walks on the beach searching for shells, we had plenty of places to drive and explore. We've traveled the world over and truely, this has been one of the most wonderful places to stay. We'll be back for sure.
P. and A. Mathews
Hong Kong, 2007
What a beautiful spot! Enjoyed the beaches and Keji. Also, enjoyed studying all the interesting art and mementos that seem to have been carefully chosen and collected over many years. Francis Louis House is a great place to stay.
Amanda, Tim, Tegan, Madeline
Ottawa, ON, July 2010

Activities

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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Fort Point Lighthouse

Liverpool's Lighthouse Park

The Lighthouse is open from mid-May to mid-October with costumed interpreters, interpretive displays, audio visual presentation by a previous lightkeeper's son, gift shop, viewing binoculars, washrooms, and parking. Entry by donation. The park is open year-round with picnic tables, interpretive panels and a scenic view of Liverpool Harbour and Coffin Island Lighthouse.

Baccaro Point Lighthouse

Perched at the edge of the ocean

Standing tall on a solid bed of rock, the Baccaro Lighthouse protected ships from the sharp tip of Baccaro Point - the most southerly point of mainland Nova Scotia.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

The World Famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

An iconic lighthouse in a picture perfect setting. A must visit for many.

Seal Island Lighthouse

The second oldest lighthouse tower in Nova Scotia

On the Doomsday List, this Lighthouse is living on borrowed time.

Cape Sable Lighthouse

An Iconic Lighthouse

Holding the distinction for being the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Cape Sable Lighthouse has shone its protective beacon since 1923

Dock Days (previously known as Founders Day

Dock Days

Shelburne Founders Day has now been rebranded as Dock Days

Shag Harbour UFO Expo

Being held October 1 and 2, 2022 in Yarmouth

Annual UFO conference, for the 1967 Shag Harbour Incident.

Salvages Lighthouse

Exposed and Remote

Perched on an outcrop of rocks, the Salvages Lighthouse offers an early warning to mariners approaching these low lying rocks.

Th'Yarc Theatre

Music, theatre and dance events in Yarmouth

Concerts by local, regional, national and international musicians.

Astor Theatre

Performing Arts In Liverpool

Liverpool's Astor Theatre is Nova Scotia's oldest centre for the performing arts.

Sherwood Golf & Country Club

Season: May to October 18 Holes, par 70/71

Harmony Bazaar Women in Song

July 28, 2018

For a fabulous weekend of great music, good friends in a relaxed seaside atmosphere make sure you plan to be in Lockeport for July 28, 2018 for the 10th annual Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song.

Hunt's Point Beach

Sheltered Sandy Beach

Hunts Point Beach is a small crescent shaped beach tucked into a protective cove.

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

August 9 - 12, 2018

A celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music with an Atlantic Canadian focus.

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