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Planning a trip to Nova Scotia’s South Shore? Well, then you’re SHORE to have a tremendously good time.

You’ll be kissed by the sun, immersed in the ocean, tickled by the wind, nourished by our seafood, and energized by the smiles of each passerby.

Home to the “Lobster Capital of Canada” and rated one of the top coastal destinations by National Geographic Traveler, you will discover a coastline rich in sandy beaches, working fishing ports, World Heritage Sites, and historic lighthouses.

Sweet villages, lovely towns, and welcoming communities so many amazing places make up Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Click on the map above for a big picture and be sure to visit all of them which includes: Peggy’s Cove, St.Margaret’s Bay & Area, Hubbards, Municipality of Chester, Mahone Bay, the Town of Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Region of Lunenburg, Lahave, Petite Rivière, Mill Village and Port Medway, Greenfield and Caledonia, Liverpool and Area, Port Joli and Port Mouton, Lockport, Shelburne and Area, Barrington and Area.

Planning About Us - Historic Shelburne Tourism Nova Scotia Photographer Acorn Art Photography

Whether you are arriving on the ferry in Yarmouth, or exploring via Halifax, you will have the opportunity to explore the scenic Lighthouse Route to discover the best of Nova Scotia.

We invite you to explore, sip, savour, and stay awhile. Our region boasts four distinct seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Lobster, offering unique experiences and outdoor adventures.

Our weather is moderate. Daily temperatures fluctuate according to proximity to the ocean. We hope you will experience your best adventures and make lasting memories on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Planning About Us Cycling Along the Aspotogan Highway photo credit Tourism Nova Scotia

While you’re here be sure to check out all there is to See & Do, check out all the wonderful places there are to stay and by all means eat, drink and be merry while you’re at it!

We’ll see you when you get here!

South Shore Visitor Centres (1)

We have a great number of Visitor Centres and Tourism Ambassador locations located all throughout the South Shore – ready to welcome you with a wealth of information. We’ve listed those below for your reference.

Barrington Visitor Centre located at 2447 Highway 3, Barrington. Contact by phone 902-637-2015 or visit their website barringtonmunicipality.com

Town of Bridgewater & District of Lunenburg Visitor Centre located at 125 Cornwall Road, Blockhouse. Contact by phone 902-530-4677 or visit their website here.

Caledonia Visitor Centre located at 9874 Highway 8, Caledonia. Contact by phone 902-682-2470 or visit their Facebook page here.

The Municipality of Chester has a number of Tourism Ambassadors located throughout the municipality you can the locations of all of them here.

The Town of Clark’s Harbour Visitor Centre located at 2634 Highway 330, Clark’s Harbour. Contact by phone 902-745-258 or visit their website here.

Liverpool Visitor Centre located at 32 Henry Hensey Drive, Liverpool. Contact by phone 902-354-5421 or visit them online here.

Lockeport Visitor Centre located at 157 Locke Street, Lockeport. Contact by phone 902-656-3123 or visit their Facebook page.

Lunenburg Visitor Centre located at 11 Blockhouse Hill Road, Lunenburg. Contact by phone 902-634-8100 or visit their website here.

Mahone Bay Visitor Centre located at 165 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay. Contact by phone 902-624-6151 or visit their website mahonebay.com

Peggy’s Cove Visitor Centre located at 109 Peggy’s Point Road. Peggy’s Cove. Contact by phone 902-823-2253 or visit them online here.

Shelburne Visitor Centre located at 43 Dock Street, Shelburne. Contact by phone 902-875-4547 or visit them online here.

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