Local Attractions

The Town and Local Area

The picturesque town of Lockeport extends like a thumb into the Atlantic Ocean. It offers all the amenities within walking distance. Enjoy fresh lobster and other seafood at local restaurants, unwind and relax in the peaceful surroundings or participate in a host of outdoor recreational activities in Shelburne County – including Nova Scotia surfing, birding, hiking, kayaking and other pursuits. Children may use playgrounds or outdoor basketball and tennis courts located within minutes of Ocean Mist Cottages. In addition to the main beach, there are several smaller, more secluded Nova Scotia beaches, historic lighthouses and miles of rugged coastline to explore by foot or by boat.

Make Ocean Mist Your Lighthouse Route Base Camp

Shop for local crafts and feast on fresh seafood. Use your cottage as a “base camp” and take day trips to areas of the Lighthouse Route such as Shelburne and Keji Seaside Adjunct which are approximately 25 minutes away. Yarmouth as well as Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are a little more than an hours drive. Even Peggy’s Cove and Halifax, Nova Scotia’s largest city and main commercial center, are just over two hours away. Enjoy your day and relax knowing your beachfront cottage awaits your return.

And speaking of the Lighthouse Route, there are eight Nova Scotia lighthouses in Shelburne County, two of which are visible at the same time when entering the town of Lockeport. These stations have served as a warning and a guide to our local fleets since 1870.

Where Solitude Meets Adventure

The area offers a unique feeling of “days gone by”, when life was simple and serene. Our oceanfront cottages offer a spectacular, panoramic view of one of the best beaches in Nova Scotia as well as Gull Rock Lighthouse, local fishing boats and a variety of seabirds. Let nature surround and captivate you with early morning ocean mist and afternoon sunshine. Enjoy a lazy, barefoot stroll along the white sandy beach or one of several other Nova Scotia beaches nearby, or sit on your deck and watch the white crested waves ride the clear, cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. After you have enjoyed a day of sunshine and fresh sea air, let the sound of waves lull you to sleep.

Experience Nature at Its Best In Any Season

If Nova Scotia hiking or kayaking are among your favourite ways to experience nature, you will not be disappointed at Ocean Mist Cottages. The area offers excellent opportunities to pursue these recreational activities. Why not combine one of these adventures with a Nova Scotia surfing or bird watching tour, a boat tour of Shelburne Harbour? Be sure to pack a lunch as you will find it hard to pull yourself away from your little piece of paradise.

Birdwatching and kayak tours may be arranged and our staff would be more than happy to point out some of the better Nova Scotia surfing destinations in the region. A walking-tour guide is also available at the Little School Museum and the Crescent Beach Centre. Architectural buffs are urged to view Nova Scotia’s first Registered Heritage Streetscape located on South Street. The Locke Family Streetscape is comprised of five homes built between 1836 and 1876 in Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. Visit museums and genealogical centres which emphasize our history as a prominent shipbuilding and seafaring community.

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Beaches

Within Walking Distance

Crescent Beach
Our cottages are located directly on Crescent Beach. The soft white sand beach awaits your arrival.

Col. Locke’s Beach
This beach is located at the end of South Street and usually provides a little warmer water than Crescent, especially when the sand flats are exposed to the sun during low tide in the morning.

Freddy’s Beach
Located across the road from the Locke Family Streetscape on South Street….a great place to launch a kayak or other small boat or vantage point for watching local fishing boats in action.

Area Beaches within 20 minutes

Louis Head Beach
This beach is formed by a large sand bar that extends across the mouth of the Sable River. It is over 2 miles long and has habitat for endangered Piping Plover. During nesting season (summer) we ask that you keep your pets on their leashes while you enjoy this beach.

Rockland’s Beaches
Rockland is a beach comber’s paradise, with numerous sheltered rock and sand beaches especially near Gooseberry Island. A great spot for photo-ops of Gull Rock Lighthouse as well.

Black Point Beach
This massive rock beach is found on the ocean side of Matthews Lake in Little Harbour. A great beach for those keen to explore or go birdwatching.

Restaurants

Lockeport

The White Gull
58 Water St
Lockeport, NS B0T 1L0
Phone: (902) 656 2822

The Bayman
East Green Harbour Road
902-656-2948

Nearby

Charlotte Lane Cafe
13 Charlotte Lane
Shelburne, NS
Phone: (902) 875-3314

The Sea Dog Saloon
Dock Street
Shelburne, NS

The Quarterdeck Grill
Summerville Beach
Port Mouton, NS
Phone: (902) 638-2998
Website

Things to Do

Sea Dog Kayak Rentals
1 Dock Street
Shelburne, NS
902-875-1131
www.TheSeaDog.com

Liverpool Adventure Outfitters Ltd
Bike, kayak and canoe rentals
Milton, Queens County
Phone: (902) 682-5253
website

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct
Phone: 902 682-2772
Toll Free: 1-800-773-8888
website

Shelburne Historic Complex
The historic complex is an association of four local museums located within steps of one another.
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0, Canada
(902) 875 3141

Shelburne County Museum

J.C. Williams Dory Shop

Ross Thomson House & Store

The Little School Museum
Locke Street
Lockeport, NS

Golf Courses

River Hills Golf and Country Club
Clyde River, NS
Phone (902) 637-2415
website

Liverpool Golf and Country Club
RR #1 Hunts Point
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 683-2485

Music & Arts

Osprey Arts Centre
107 Water Steet
Shelburne, NS
Phone (902) 875-2359
website

Birding
Bring your bird guides and binoculars and start exploring our wonderful and diverse habitat for the 400+ bird species which may visit this region each year.

Along the South Shore you’ll want to explore Cape Sable Island to visit two Important Bird Areas on the Island at Daniels Head and The Hawk. Other great birding sites found nearby include Matthew’s Lake, West Head and sanctuaries at Port Joli and Port L’Hebert. There’s always the chance of encountering a real rarity especially during fallout after summer and fall storms.

Merchants

Grocery/Convenience Stores

Town Market
13 North Street
Lockeport
Phone: (902) 656-2514
Groceries, ATM

Lydgate Lock Stock & Barrel
468 Brighton Rd
Lockeport
Phone: 902 656-3005
Gas, Groceries, ATM, Hardware

Sobey’s
115 King Street
Shelburne, NS
Phone (902) 875-2458

Nova Scotia Liquor Commission
Lockeport
57 Water Street
Phone: (902) 656-2845

Shelburne
115 King Street
Phone: (902) 875-2462

Service Stations

Sable River Irving
Nova Scotia 103
Sable River, NS
Phone: (902) 656-2581

Pharmacies

PharmaChoice
25A Beech Street
Lockeport
Phone: (902) 656-2211
Picture Kiosk, Novelty Items, DVDs

Banks

RBC
25A Beech Street
Lockeport
Phone (902) 656-2212

Scotiabank
115 King Street
Shelburne, NS
Phone (902) 875-3115

Libraries

Lillian Benham Library
35 North Street
Lockeport
Phone (902) 656-2817

Crafts & Services

Seagrass & Stitches Studio
19 North Street
Lockeport
Phone (902) 656-3415

Becky’s Knit and Yarn Shop
40 North Street
Lockeport
Phone (902) 656-3441
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Local Events

Lockeport boasts one of the best Canada Day celebrations in the province. Live music, fireworks, kid’s games, the annual grease pole and more take place on the July 1st long weekend every year. People come from all over the province to join in on the celebrations. Ellen Page even bragged about the festivities on David Letterman.
When: 2018 Dates TBD
Where: Lockeport Town Centre
Hall Street, Lockeport, NS
Lockeport Sea Derby

The 2017 Sea Derby is Lockeport’s 26th  Annual sports fishing tournament. This derby is the only one of its kind in Shelburne County and has been a tremendous success since its start. The Derby is a non-profit, community based event, with its roots deeply woven into the culture of the Ragged Islands are. By working in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans the derby has become a sustainable event that minimizes damage to any local fish populations.
When: 2018 Dates TBD
Where: Lockeport Government Wharf
South Street, Lockeport, NS

 

Becky’s Knit & Yarn Shop’s 3rd Annual Lockie the Lobster Knitting Festival

Oct 1-5th 2018