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Région de la Côte est

Accrochez-vous! À dix petits degrés, on surf encore sur le Côte Est ! En fait, avec des vagues aussi puissantes,  le surf se pratique à l’année longue à Lawrencetown et Martinique. Les plages sont de la musique aux oreilles des amateurs de longboard.

Après avoir jouer dans un atelier, allez jouer dans le sable qui s’étend sur les dunes  et les plages à perte de vue. Vous serez ensevelis sous des tonnes d’activités, c’est le cas de le dire ! Retrouvez votre créativité d’enfant au concours annuel de châteaux de sable Clam Harbour Beach Sand Castle Competition et attendez-vous à voir des bateaux de pirates, des dinosaures et des pieuvres mangeuses d’homme partout autour.

Aventures plein air

Dépliez votre chaise de plage sur le terrain du Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Au menu de ce festival, un éventail de musiques éclectiques allant du celtique, au country, au folk, en passant pas le blues, le rock et le bluesgrass. Tout ça dans le petit village de pêche de Canso. 

Certains moments de notre histoire sont fascinants. Au début du 20e siècle, durant la prohibition aux États-Unis, la contrebande d’alcool allait bon train et s’avérait bien lucrative. Dans la pénombre des nuits sans lune, on sortait les barils de rhum de leurs cachettes et on les faisait rouler sur la plage jusqu’aux bateaux qui les transportaient aux États-Unis.

«Whatever floats your boat», comme on dit chez nous.

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Outdoor Adventures

Explore the Wild Islands

Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore is home to one of the few unspoiled archipelagos in North America! This group of over 100 wild islands, between Clam Harbour and Mushaboom, are easily accessible by a guided sea kayak tour with Coastal Adventures or boat tour with Murphy’s Scenic Boat Tours. Now part of the protected Eastern Shore Islands Wilderness Area, they are noted for their historical and ecological significance and have been featured in Canadian Geographic. These islands offer sheltered coves of turquoise water with pristine white sand beaches, dramatic windswept headlands, and unique boreal rainforests, bogs, and barrens, as well as a rich diversity of seabirds, songbirds, and shorebirds.

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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 more than 100 concerts, featuring an eclectic lineup of Celtic, country, folk, blues, rock, and bluegrass music. This signature event attracts over 12,000 music lovers each year.

Cultural Adventures

Explore the Eastern Shore

  • Sherbrooke Village, Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia
    Sherbrooke Village

    Take a trip back in time when you visit Nova Scotia’s largest museum, Sherbrooke Village. Learn about our heritage from costumed interpreters, including blacksmiths, potters, weavers, quilters, and printers and be sure to have your picture taken at Canada’s only Ambrotype glass photo studio!

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  • Guysborough Waterfront

    Plan a day of adventure in the picturesque seaside town of Guysborough. From boating and kayaking on Chedabucto Bay to having a sweet treat from Days Gone By Bakery and sampling rum or vodka at nearby Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company, experience the pristine beauty and friendly culture of the Eastern Shore.

  • 100 Wild Islands, a protected area along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore
    Explore the Wild Islands

    Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore is home to one of the few unspoiled archipelagos in North America! This group of over 100 wild islands, between Clam Harbour and Mushaboom, are easily accessible by a guided sea kayak tour with Coastal Adventures, a boat tour with Murphy’s Scenic Boat Tours, or on an overnight camping experience with Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions and Windansea Whaleboat Sailing Tours.

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  • Taylor Head Provincial Park, Spry Bay
    Taylor Head Provincial Park

    Situated on a rugged wind-swept peninsula that juts 6 km into the Atlantic Ocean, Taylor Head’s hiking and walking trails provide visitors’ access to natural habitats, interesting geology, scenic look-offs, secluded sandy and cobblestone beaches and 16 km (10 mi) of unspoiled coastline. Bring a lunch to enjoy at one of the picnic spots in the park.

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  • Taylor Head Provincial Park, Spry Bay
    Taylor Head Provincial Park

    Situated on a rugged wind-swept peninsula that juts 6 km into the Atlantic Ocean, Taylor Head’s hiking and walking trails provide visitors' access to natural habitats, interesting geology, scenic look-offs, secluded sandy and cobblestone beaches and 16 km (10 mi) of unspoiled coastline. Bring a lunch to enjoy at one of the picnic spots in the park.

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  • Sandcastle at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
    Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park

    Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park is a long, natural sand beach that is most known for the annual Clam Harbour Sandcastle Competition which has taken place every August since 1978. Rain or shine, you will see hundreds of contestants and thousands of spectators observing the amazing sandcastle creations.

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  • Surfers surfing at dawn at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia
    Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park

    Surfs up on the Eastern Shore! Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park is a popular surfing spot with surfers from around the world coming to experience firsthand why Nova Scotia is called one of the top 3 cold water surfing destinations in the world.

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  • Surfing at Martinique Beach Provincial Park
    Surfing at Martinique Beach Provincial Park

    Visit Nova Scotia's longest sandy beach, where you can go from calm water lapping the shore to crashing surf that surfers dream of in a matter of hours. While there's no question that Martinique is a popular surfing destination, beachcombers, birdwatchers and beachgoers alike relish their time spent here.

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  • Explore the Salt Marsh Trail
    Salt Marsh Trail

    The Salt Marsh and Shearwater Flyer Trails section of the Trans Canada Trail is a multi-use linked trail system on a former railbed.  The trails are 7 km inland and 6.5 km on a causeway through the Cole Harbour salt marsh offering wonderful views, interpretive signage, and abundant wildlife. Bird watching, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can all be enjoyed along the trail system.

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  • Liscombe Lodge Resort
    Explore Liscombe Lodge Resort

    Imagine waking up to this view! At Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre, visitors can embark on a river tour, explore the shorelines on a kayaking or canoeing adventure, or reconnect with nature on more than 16 km of beautiful Nova Scotia trails.

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  • Woodland trails at Liscombe Lodge Resort
    Woodland trails at Liscombe Lodge Resort

    While staying at the Liscombe Lodge Resort, be sure to venture out on the Liscomb River Trail System. Six trails will bring hikers of all experience levels through pristine wooded areas natural wonder of the Eastern Shore and, on the Liscomb River Trail, over a suspension bridge.

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  • Memory Lane Heritage Village in Nova Scotia
    Memory Lane Heritage Village

    You'll discover a living history village depicting life in rural Nova Scotia during the 1940s when you visit Memory Lane Heritage Village in Lake Charlotte. Featuring 16 rescued and restored buildings including a general store, one-room schoolhouse, church, icehouse and cookhouse as well as antique vehicles include a 1928 Model A, a 1948 International pickup and a 1949 Farmal Cub Tractor.

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  • Sherbrooke Village, Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia
  • 100 Wild Islands, a protected area along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore
  • Taylor Head Provincial Park, Spry Bay
  • Taylor Head Provincial Park, Spry Bay
  • Sandcastle at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
  • Surfers surfing at dawn at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia
  • Surfing at Martinique Beach Provincial Park
  • Explore the Salt Marsh Trail
  • Liscombe Lodge Resort
  • Woodland trails at Liscombe Lodge Resort
  • Memory Lane Heritage Village in Nova Scotia

Culinary Adventures

 

Marine Drive

Marine Drive Trail 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

Lawrencetown Sherbrooke