Eastern Shore Region
After playing in the chop, try playing in the sand – with miles of beaches and dunes, we’ve got you covered, sometimes literally. Re-awaken skills honed in childhood at the annual Clam Harbour Beach Sand Castle Competition although expect to see pirate ships, dinosaurs, and human-eating octopi among the sand forts.
- Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach
- Beachcombing and birding at Martinique Beach
- Cycling the Musquodoboit Harbour Trailway
- Paddling the Musquodoboit River
- Enjoying a scenic boat tour, Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean
- Kayak our coast, Coastal Adventures
Shake the sand off your beach chair and unfold it at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Held in the small fishing village of Canso, this musical smorgasbord offers an eclectic menu of Celtic, country, folk, blues, rock, and bluegrass music.
Some of our history is notoriously fascinating. In the early 20th century, during Prohibition in the U.S., rum running was a valuable cog in the local economy. In the dark of night under a moonless sky, kegs of rum were rolled across the beach from their hiding spots to waiting ships destined for America.
Whatever floats your boat, as we say around here.
Don’t Miss Experiences
- Visit a 200-year-old restored fishing village at Fisherman’s Cove
- Live life 1800’s style at NS largest living history museum at Sherbrooke Village
- Step into the life of a fisherman at the Fisherman’s Life Museum
- Dine at the cookhouse in a 1940’s restored village at Memory Lane Heritage Village
- Enjoy Full Steam Coffee at the Skipping Stone Café & Store and Rare Bird Craft Beer at the Rare Bird Pub in Guysborough.
Drive along a shore of white sand beaches and windswept villages, then explore the rugged coast by sea kayak, with seals and porpoises as travelling companions.
Eastern Shore Communities