Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Region: Coves & Inlets

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 35 minutes from the beautiful town of Bridgewater off route 332.

Nearby attractions

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.

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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.

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Ovens Natural Park

A privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Some of the highlights of the park season are the annual Chapin Music Festival, the unique sea caves, tours, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire.

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Blue Rocks

A small village about a six minute drive from the Town of Lunenburg.  The little community of Blue Rocks is advertised as “Lunenburg’s answer to Peggy’s Cove”.

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side vessels. Take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theatre where films are shown throughout the day. Visit the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will surely enjoy their fun visit with us!

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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course
18 Hole Championship Golf Course
Home of the 2009 N.S. Men’s Amateur and The Royale Canadian Senior Women’s Championship

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Ross Farm

Ross Farm Museum is a window into the past of Nova Scotia’s rich agricultural history with many things to see and do that the whole family will enjoy.

Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, Nova Scotia, just 15 minutes from the Lighthouse route, or 25 minutes from the Gloosecap trail. Our Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. We are a single family upland farm on land originally granted to Captain William Ross. Ross Farm Museum is still being farmed with Oxen, the way it was in the late 1800’s. In Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven, wool or flax being spun, butter being churned, or many other skills being demonstrated that were daily chores for our forefathers, but are now almost lost.

We have a working blacksmith shop where hardware is produced for the farm, as well we shoe approximately 60 pairs of oxen each year. There is also a working stave mill and cooperage producing barrels, the original workshop where products such as butter churns, spoons, buckets and even snow shoes are made, you might have a chance to take part in a class in our one room school.

During your visit to Lunenburg County, have a stop by Ross Farm Museum it’s definitely worth a visit and it will provide you an opportunity to experience ”An Adventure in Rural Living”..

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Tancook Island

Big Tancook and little Tancook are 2 islands located 6 miles off the southern coast of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay.  These two islands are accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester.

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Tancook Museum

The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island.

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Dynamite Trail

This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.

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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top.

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A Day for the Kids in Lunenburg Region

A Day for the Kids in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg.

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Ol’ Gold Miner Diner

Ol’ Gold Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Nature Park.

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27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches or late night cocktails and wine. 27 South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. The main dining area seats 28 with more seating available at the bar along with leather couches and chairs to relax on in the lounge area. There is also a private patio for your next outdoor dining experience. Catering your next special event or convention is another side to this South Shore restaurant. See you soon!

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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals.  We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross.  From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.

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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment

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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza & Convenience has been serving pizza lovers in the Bridgewater area for over 15 years and offers a wide selection of delicious food in addition to their pizza.

Located at 487 St. Phillips Street in Wileville.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:  10am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday:  10am - 1am
Sunday:  10am - 10pm

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Fleur de Sel Restaurant

Fleur de Sel Restaurant

The Fleur de Sel Restaurant offers innovative French cuisine highlighting local ingredients served in an elegant setting.

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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

From our authentic turn-of-the century shop, choose from a wide variety of breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients.

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Mug and Anchor Pub

Mug and Anchor Pub

The deck on the waterfront is the most popular spot in town.  A wide variety of beers on tap, pub fare, and check the website for evening entertainment as well.

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Rum Runner Restaurant

Rum Runner Restaurant

At the Rum Runner Restaurant, the foundation of our food begins with the best ingredients.  Partnering with local food growers, our chef Rob Bruce offers a menu true to the “Farm-to-Fork” philosophy of freshness, seasonality, and local availability.  Menu items do change frequently to incorporate the best from the field, farm, forest and waters.

From the fish and seafood caught only miles from the restaurant, to local, sustainably farmed produce, we invite you to come along on this culinary journey through the Maritimes.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Galley

The Galley

Open for the Season May 15 to October 15th

#1 Rated Restaurant in Chester on Trip Advisor! Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak!  Sixty percent of our menu is gluten-free.

Our 2014 Season will feature Fresh Live Lobster daily! Treat yourself to our 3 Course Traditional Nova Scotian Lobster Dinner for only $45pp! Be sure to try our Signature Lobster Poutine, Hot or Cold Lobster Sandwich or Lobster Chowder!

Looking for lighter fare? Join us for Afternoon Tea in Chester held twice weekly, with a choice selection of teas and an amazing assortment of finger sandwiches, fresh baked goods and sweets. A perfect social afternoon!

Enjoy theatre? The Galley has partnered with the Chester Playhouse to offer both a matinee and dinner theatre package.

Available for weddings, business functions, parties and events every day by RSVP either on-site or off-site catering.

We have a 60 seat dining room, 50 seat lounge and 50 seat deck which can be reserved for your private event or function. Fixed price menus to meet any budget are available! We have plenty of parking and moorings available. We are happy to accommodate tour buses and large groups.

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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

A peaceful seaside destination in a woodland setting; just one minute from historic Lunenburg.

You’ll hear the waves lapping at the shoreline from your choice of accommodation - a cozy cottage, housekeeping unit, or comfortable motel room. In the morning have coffee on the beach or in our pond-site sitting area while the sea gulls and red-winged blackbird greet the day.
Families will love the Atlantic View’s ample green space and beach where children can run, play in the waves ands swim. Small pets are welcome.

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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Welcome to our charming seaside Inn with lovely views over Mahone Bay.
Kayak or sail among the islands, hike the trails, cycle the quiet roads,
or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. A peaceful place with comfortable,
spacious rooms all with ocean views.

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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Dear Campers!
We would love to see you and the family come to Little Lake Campground for one of your summer camping trips!

Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activites. We have dances with Local talent, bands and a DJ every second weekend. We dance and sing from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am. We also have magic shows, fireworks and many special theme weekends like Christmas in July, Halloween, Pot luck meals, yummy Breakfast meals etc. A men’s Talent show (now thats a must to see) Don’t miss out on the good times, for young and old.

Little Lake has an outdoor swimming pool with a shallow end and a deep end. We have a canteen where bundles of wood for your own campfire   can also be purchased; lots of candy and kool aid slushies. and also other small grocery items.We have a Landry room as well   as toilets & showers. We have a playground for kids, where Basketball and Badminton can also be played. We have a games room with a pool table and a Jubebox.

Little Lake is a Tenting,and RV park we will take any shape and size of a tralier!  Hope to see you at our campground.

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Lunenburg Ocean Chalet

Lunenburg Ocean Chalet

We offer six log chalets, three are one bedroom and three are two bedrooms, (one being Wheelchair Accessible).  These units have full housekeeping, full kitchen, 4-pc bath, air jet tubs, queen beds, double foldout sofas, TV, VCR, DVD, High Speed Internet.  Relax in front of a cozy wood fireplace.

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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft, full hookups, 20/30-amp service, WiFi, Restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, picnic tables, fire pits, public telephones, game room with pool table, canteen, ice, wood, mail service, swimming pool, playground, tenting sites, horseshoe pit, basketball area, mini-golf, theme weekends, and hiking trails. Located eight miles from Lunenburg and one mile from Bridgewater.

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Second Paradise

Second Paradise

Welcome to The Second Paradise Retreat

Kayaking out to greet the seals… watching the deer from your own front porch… hiking through fields, woods, and along the shore… sitting in an Adirondack chair, gazing up at the star-filled night sky.
Whether it’s activity or inactivity you seek, you need look no further for your Nova Scotia vacation rental. Second Paradise retreat has it all. Spread out over 27 ocean-side acres on a pastoral peninsula just outside historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Second Paradise Retreat is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, a group gathering, or a family vacation

And for those who want the best in Nova Scotia eco-tourism, Second Paradise is the natural choice, with its Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating of four out of five leaves.

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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“Where guests are like family, & family is always welcome.”

This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town center and convenient access to some of Nova Scotia’s most renowned cultural and scenic landmarks the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre is the place to stay. Newly constructed in August 2010, this Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre has it all!

Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre features modern decor, lush linens, refrigerator, in-room movies and high-speed Internet. During your stay you will also receive free parking and a freshly made hot buffet breakfast to ensure a great start to each day. Half of the guest rooms at this Bridgewater hotel offer beautiful views of the forested LaHave River Valley. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with corkscrew waterslide, hot tub and exercise facility. This Bridgewater hotel also comes fully equipped with a 24-hour business center, meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 300 people and an on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre are a short drive from beautiful sand beaches, spectacular ocean vistas, historic towns and an endless variety of galleries and shops. Guests looking for a little more excitement can climb aboard a lobster boat, surf or kayak Nova Scotia’s rugged shoreline and sail the Bluenose II when she is in port.

The hospitable staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre offers a superior guest experience in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

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MacLeod Cottages

MacLeod Cottages

MacLeod Cottages and Canteen Limited offers 23 housekeeping cottages on the shores of Green Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The cottages range in size from two to four bedrooms and most are separated from its neighbour by more than 25 meters. Each has an equipped kitchen; living room with a brick or Franklyn type fireplace or airtight stove; and 3pc bathroom with shower.

The immediate area offers:
-MacLeod’s Canteen, seating 35, known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, etc.
-sandy beaches, Provincial park
-supervised and non supervised salt water swimming
- non supervised river delta swimming
- antique stores, boat building, glass and leather crafts, lobster pound
- deep sea fishing, boating, kayaking, wind surfing for expert or novice
- hiking, birding, sea shells, tidal pools, wild flowers
- deer and pheasants on the lawn, stars and moonlight never seen in the city

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Princes Inlet Retreat

Princes Inlet Retreat

When visiting Nova Scotia’s historic Lighthouse Route, on the shores of Prince’s Inlet you will discover a beautiful seaside holiday retreat perfectly situated between Historic Lunenburg & Beautiful Mahone Bay. This picture postcard seaside getaway offers a tranquil setting of terraced hillsides, meadows and a periwinkle rocky shoreline with breath-taking vistas of
Prince’s Inlet.

Prince’s Inlet Retreat is the ideal destination location when visiting Nova Scotia’s scenic south shore… and at your cottage you can lounge around and enjoy a whirlpool bath, the warmth of the fireplace and take life easy.

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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level.

Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.

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