Short distance from Lunenburg
An in-the-middle-of-it-all location, plus a growing supply of fine lodging, dining, shopping, and touring options, makes Lunenburg one of the best bases for a Nova Scotia vacation.
Mahone Bay: Mahone Bay is a must-see town on the coast of Nova Scotia, just 15 minutes from the town of Lunenburg. Settled in 1754 and founded on the shipbuilding and logging industries, the history of Mahone Bay is rich in tradition. Discover the story at the Settlers Museum and pick up a free historic walking tour pamphlet, then find your favourite spot along the historic harbourfront to capture one of the most photographed views in Nova Scotia, the Three Churches of Mahone Bay.
Blue Rocks: A small village about a six minute drive from the Town of Lunenburg. The little community of Blue Rocks is advertised as “The small version of Peggy’s Cove”. Still a working fishing village with blue slate rocks on the edge of the ocean making it an artisan and photographers muse. The fish shack sitting in the water is the most photographed building in the county. You can spend some time relaxing there, taking pictures or you can have an ice cream at the little store and explore the area. If you have more time you can book a kayaking tour, on your own or guided tour: http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/tours/pleasant-paddling/2275.
Ovens Natural Park: Walk our spectacular cliffside nature trail to the famous sea caves or “Ovens” for which the park was named. Experience the Park’s fascinating gold rush history, unique geology and diverse coastal environment as you enjoy our self-guided tour along the beautiful sea cliff trail that leads to the famous Ovens Sea caves. High points of the tour are the visits to Tucker’s Tunnel, the overlook at Indian Cave and finally, spectacular Cannon Cave, where you will be able to hear the resounding boom created as the waves enter the cavern. This is an easy 1 hour tour.
Gaff Point: Unique, unspoiled promontory of 124 acres separates the LaHave estuary and Hartling Bay. It consists of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs. There are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline.
Hurtle’s Beach: A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg 20 minutes from Lunenburg.
Crescent Beach: Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland this beach streches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer.Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic. Follow King Street south out of town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route. About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach. You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the LaHave Bakery where you can stop for lunch or a coffee and a snack. Being there you can visit one of the most beautiful pottery studio http://westcotebellpottery.com.