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Rediscover the leisure and relaxation of summer vacation, when you explore Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Nestled in the province’s South Shore, you’ll find accommodations and activities for all to enjoy.
“The charm of Shelburne is absolutely amazing. It’s a bit of a hidden gem if you’re not familiar with this area of the South Shore,” says Stephanie Miller Vincent with the South Shore Tourism Co-operative. “Shelburne has so much to offer.”
While the Atlantic bubble gives newcomers to the province a chance to visit, Miller Vincent says locals are also taking the opportunity to explore what the areaGood times are a SHORE thing on Nova Scotia’s South Shore has to offer.
Val Kean, the community development co-ordinator with the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, says there are many cultural and historic sites to check out.
She recommends visiting the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Shelburne’s Museums by the Sea, which includes the Shelburne County Museum and Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum. (The Dory Shop Museum is currently undergoing renovations.)
As for sightseeing, Kean says, Sandy Point Lighthouse is a favourite destination.
“If you visit at low tide, it has a sandbar that you can walk out on and around the lighthouse,” she says. “That is the favourite selfie opportunity of the area.”
For more outdoor fun, Kean suggests exploring the Tom Tigney Trail, Louis Head Beach, Roseway Beach and Welkum Park’s freshwater beach, to name just a few. Renting standup paddleboards, kayaks and bikes is SHORE to be a favourite activity, she adds.
Whether looking for a couples getaway or a family staycation, there are plenty of options.
“We have amazing waterfront cottages and historical inns,” says Kean.
The Cooper’s Inn is one of those places. Pat and David Chute bought the bed and breakfast in 2005.
“The Cooper’s Inn is an oasis,” says David, because of its exceptional hospitality, garden and history.
“It’s 21st-century conveniences with 18th-century ambience,” adds Pat. The Cooper’s Inn is also a member of Inns of Nova Scotia.
Shannon Brannen, the manager of Boulder Cove Cottages, says they have five oceanside cottages, each with its own campfire pit.
“We’re 10 minutes from everything,” she adds, and their Honeymooners at Heart vacation package is quite popular.
There’s also Roseway River Cottages. Owner Charlene Harris says the 12-acre property features five cottages overlooking the river and a vacation home called the Roseway House.
“I think one of the most important things that our cottages represent — or most of the cottages represent in Shelburne County — are a place to come where you can relax and enjoy the serenity of nature,” says Harris.