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Eastern and South Shore Fishing Lodges and Family Resorts

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Sandy Lane Vacation Cottages

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Birding, Nature, Photography

Welcome. At Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals, we offer distinctive holiday homes and vacation rentals along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route. Our vacation rentals are privately owned and range from ocean front cottages to stately homes in the center of Shelburne’s historic waterfront. Nova Scotia’s South Shore is known for its spectacular beaches, delicious seafood, friendly folk and lively festivals. So, whether it’s adventure travel or a peaceful holiday at a seaside getaway, Sandy Lane can help you find the perfect Nova Scotia cottage.

Discover Shelburne County and find the perfect spot for a family vacation. From bird watching to beach combing; hiking to biking; sailing to kayaking; there are always things to do, Nova Scotia festivals to attend, Nova Scotia events to see. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun on one of our many deserted white sandy beaches. Take in a round of golf. Learn to kayak in our sheltered bays and coastal inlets. Watch as bald eagles glide gracefully overhead. Discover the rich heritage of our maritime history - twelve Lighthouses dot the shoreline.

Location and Acccess: Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottages & Homes
Self Serve Cottages
Store - Nearby
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes, Nearby
English

Vacation by the SeaTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Photography

Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

Location and Access: Walton, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Nearby
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Photographys
English

Rossignal Surf ShopTidal Bore

Activities: Accommodations & Ecotourism

Surfing Tours, guided sea kayaking tours, kayak, wetsuit and surfboards sales and rentals, surfing apparel and more, Rossignol Surf Shop has everything you need to conquer those big waves this summer. And the staff at Rossignol are experienced in every aspect of the sport. They can offer helpful advice and information on surfboard purchases, surfing accessories and local surfing destinations.

Rossignol's popular Learn to Surf Clinics are held from mid-May until October every year.  Advanced bookings are recommended. Just fill out the form on our 'surfing' page. The Surf Shop is now located at White Point Beach Resort, Hunts Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Join us for a summer (and fall) of fun and surfing in South Western Nova Scotia!

Location and Access: Port Joli, Nova Scotia
Ecotourism & Adventure
Dining Room -No
Store - No
May to November
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Kayaking & Surfing - Rentals & Instruction
English

Light House Motel Light House Motel

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Nature, Photography

The Lighthouse Motel is only minutes for the town of Bridgewater and the historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (a UNESCO world heritage site). Stay for a night, a week or more and see all that southern Nova Scotia and the famous Lighthouse Route has to offer - close to sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, museums, world class restaurants, hiking trails and more. Open from May thru October each year, our established motel is on the LaHave River - 14 rooms available, including three waterfront rentals.

Guests of the motel have access to picnic tables overlooking the river, floating docks, a boat launch, a private beach and children's playground. The spacious and picturesque location is ideal for wedding parties, family reunions and other special occasions. Book now for best availability.

Location and Acccess: Pleasantville, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Motel
Water Front Rental Available
Store - Nearby
Open May-Oct
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes,
English

Great Earth ExpeditionsTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism

Great Earth Expeditions has catalogued some of the best hiking and walking trails in Nova Scotia. Choose from one of seven popular tours or consider a custom tour for your next group or corporate function. Each tour includes a
souvenir t-shirt, lunch, drinks and transportation to and from your motel or cottage.

Planning to be in Halifax on a business trip or family outing? Ask about our 'Glimpse Back in Time' tour of McNabs Island. This half day guided adventure to the mouth of Halifax Harbour is as informative as it is exciting. The
island has a vast history that includes ghosts, treasure and sea serpents. Call Ryan for more information or book your tour online.

Location and Access: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bird Watching
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Tours May to October
Children - Yes
Sea Kayaking
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Seabird Tours
English

Ponhook Cottage Ponhook Cottage

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting


A short walk to Ponhook Lake, a 30 minute drive to Kejimkujik National Park, Ponhook Cottage is the perfect getaway. Hunters, anglers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy the solitude of the rural location and rustic charm of this cozy vacation rental. Open all year around, Ponhook Cottage can just as easily accommodate a family on vacation or a group of deer hunters, as several university students on a research project. It is not four star accommodation and was never meant to be. It is a quiet, clean, comfortable place to enjoy the great outdoors and all it offers.

Call owner Les Armstrong today. He would be more than happy to answer any number of questions you might have about Ponhook Cottage, the nearby lake and the importance of the region to hunters, anglers, birders, paddlers and a host of other outdoor enthusiasts.

Location and Acccess: Queens County, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottage
Self Serve Cottage
Housekeeping
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Bike and Canoe Rentals
Woodstove
Private Deck
T.V. and VCR
English

DesBarres Manor Inn

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Nature, Fishing, Romantic

Welcome to historic DesBarres Manor Inn, your Nova Scotia getaway on Marine Drive. Wwe are your luxury inn by the sea. Come learn about our Inn’s rich history, savour our fine dining, relax in luxurious guest accommodations, and share in our elegant common spaces. Every evening at 5:30, Chef Zwarun welcomes guests with a complimentary Taste of Nova Scotia in the Parlour Room. Let us envelop you in a personal Nova Scotia Inn experience as warm and unique as our people. Our rich history and the uncompromising natural surroundings provide you with an extensive range of touring opportunities including historical tours, golf, sea kayaking, salmon and trout fishing, hiking, cycling, beachcombing and birding. Our friendly Innkeepers will be pleased to assist you in planning your day. Blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers, the area around DesBarres Manor is a paradise for trout and salmon anglers from spring through to fall.

DesBarres Manor Inn offers you luxurious accommodations with 10 spacious and unique guest rooms, each named after a local geographic feature or historical person. Each guestroom is beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antiques, original art as well as plush terry robes and 600 thread count bedding on king, queen and double beds. You can expect additional in-room amenities such as telephones, Internet access, colour cable TV, four-piece baths, hair dryers and Caswell-Massey “Gifts of the Sea” bath products.

We know you want your wedding, engagement party, anniversary or special event to be a personal expression of who you are. To us that means unique, the perfect meal you have envisioned, the ideal decorations and an atmosphere that reflects the feeling of your celebration. A successful corporate retreat, client seminar or board meeting requires more than excellent food and service. DesBarres Manor Inn has unique function areas and ideas to make your organization’s meeting succeed.

Location and Acccess: Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Guest Rooms
Dining Room -Yes
Store - Gift Shop
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
English

Poolside Cottage Retreat

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing, Birding, Nature, Photography

For those who love the peace and tranquility of a cottage retreat, come and enjoy all the comforts of home and more. Spend your days touring the beautiful Lighthouse Route, Evangeline Trail, or even Halifax, and still have time to return for an evening swim in your very own private, indoor, heated pool. This cottage is fully equipped with a fireplace and tastefully decorated for your comfort. Satellite TV and computer with internet is also provided.

For those who want to get back to nature with ALL and MORE of the comforts of home. Quiet setting in Upper Clyde, 1 ¼ hr. from Yarmouth & 20 minutes from Shelburne @ exit 26 take the Ohio Road. Nestled in tall Pine & hardwood trees, & minutes from beaches, fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing & golf. Take a hike on great trails & catch a glimpse of white tail deer.

Location and Acccess: Upper Clyde, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottage
Dining Room -Yes
Store - Nearby
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Indor Pool - Yes
English

Osprey Shores Golf Resort

Activities: Golf, Fishing, Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Nature, Photography

For more than 30 years, Osprey Shores Resort on Nova Scotia’s scenic Marine Drive has drawn visitors to this remarkable peninsula in Guysborough Harbour for a delightful vacation experience. Osprey Shores blends exceptional recreational activities with an enjoyable golf course and the amenities of an historic seaside village. Set against the Atlantic Coast’s largest bay with abundant sea and wildlife, Osprey Shores provides a pace that is unhurried and a setting that is pristine. Whether its family, friends or couples, Osprey Shores offers great play & stay golf vacation getaways at one of Nova Scotia’s most picturesque golf resorts. Osprey Shores’ beautiful vistas make it a special place for a golf tournament, wedding, corporate retreat or family reunion, or romantic getaway. Let our experienced catering and culinary team help you make it a memorable one.

Osprey Shores Family Inn provides 10 comfortable guest rooms on the resort grounds. Ideal for families seeking an affordable vacation getaway, Osprey Shores offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast in the clubhouse every morning, the perfect spot to relax after your morning swim in our outdoor pool. Newly renovated, each tastefully appointed guestroom features a Springwell Chiropractic queen sized bed, hypoallergenic blanket duvet, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries and solid wood furniture from Shermag’s Atlantic Collection.

Uniquely positioned on the Atlantic Coast’s largest bay with abundant sea and wildlife, Osprey Shores provides exceptional recreational activities for families looking to get away from it all in a natural, pristine setting. There is something for everyone at Osprey Shores no matter what your energy, age or fitness level. Reel in some fishing at on one of our renowned salmon and trout fishing rivers and lakes, swim in our outdoor pool, hike the most eastern point of mainland Canada or the first leg of the Trans Canada Trail, visit the historic landing site of the first European to visit North America, catch some waves at our beaches, bicycle our trails and roadways, moor your boat in sheltered Mussel Cove, or watch for birds in our beautiful nature areas.

Location and Acccess: Guysborough Harbour, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Lodge Rooms
Dining Room -Yes
Store - Gift Shop
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - Yes
Pool - Yes
English



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