South Shore, Nova Scotia

A coastal drive defined by the number of times it takes your breath away.

An image rendering of two boats on land in a fishing village at sunset.

Let the Lighthouse Lead the Way.

The heart of Nova Scotia’s fishing industry, the South Shore region has been named among the Top 10 Coastal Destinations by National Geographic Traveler. But don’t take their word for it. See for yourself. Endless miles of staggeringly beautiful coastline dotted with sandy beaches, tranquil bays, seaside trails, coastal bogs, and strings of pretty fishing towns. And the lighthouses—more than 20 of them—that will leave you hunting for more.

An image rendering of a couple walking on the shoreline of a beach on a sunny day.

You Capture the Moments. These Places Will Capture Your Heart.

The region stretches from the city of Halifax down to the Acadian shores, with countless charming towns in between. Which one will capture your heart? Will it be Lunenburg, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic Shelburne, or beautiful Liverpool? Maybe it will be the timeless—and very photogenic—scene of the idyllic fishing village, crashing waves, and famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. Or the pockets of hidden secluded beaches with surprisingly turquoise waters that have you looking twice to make sure you’re not suddenly in the Caribbean.