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What's Nearby

Stay

Waterfront properties, B&B's beach cottages, motels - accommodation choices are many. Stay right in the heritage district or step from your cottage onto a white sand beach, it's up to you.

 

Click here to see the many accommodation choices in Shelburne County.

Shop

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Take home a quilt, a painting or a hand-hooked rug from Tottie's Crafts and support the Museums.

 

Pick out your favourite whimsical whirligig, pottery or other handmade craft from the Museums by the Sea Gift Shop.

 

Stock up on beach reading at a charming bookstore or stop by one of the many other local craft and gift shops, galleries and stores within and around the heritage district and just steps beyond.

Dine

Dine at the winner of the "Nova Scotia's Best Small Restaurant" award, grab some pub grub in the harbourside saloon or our gastropub, savour a gourmet coffee and dessert on the historic waterfront.

 

Shelburne's heritage district offers a variety of lunch and dining experiences.

 

Within a few steps of the Museums, find home cooked, bistro, Chinese-Canadian and more.

 

Click here for a complete list of places to eat nearby.

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Explore

There's so much to see and do in Shelburne County! Take in live entertainment, add to your life-list in this prime bird watching area, search out our lighthouses or just relax on one of many white-sand beaches.

 

On Shelburne's Dock Street, you can experience historic industry in practice at the Shelburne Barrel Factory across from the Cooper's Inn, and view the Fishermen's Memorial dedicated to fishermen lost at sea. Stop by the Visitor Information Centre at the north end of the street, a short and pleasant walk along the waterfront from the Museums for more suggestions.

A short drive away, learn about the experiences of freedom seekers at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. Go a little further afield to visit the Barrington Museum Complex and learn about wool production,  the Planter settlers, lighthouses and so much more.

For more information about planning your trip to Shelburne, visit the websites below.