Rissers Beach

Rissers Beach

Region: Beaches & Artisans

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside.

Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and Interpretation Centre and boardwalk along an inland marsh.

Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic.  From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes.  You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole way.  There are many artisans and the LaHave Bakery to stop and visit.  Enjoy!

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Nearby attractions

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 the Beautiful 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.   

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Crousetown Cottage Studio

Traditional Nova Scotia Rug Hooking.

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LaHave Island Marine Museum

The history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands.

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Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.

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Petite Riviere Vineyard

French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. 
 
PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”. 

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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery .

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Broad Cove Beach

Beach in Broad Cove off the 331 highway near many artisans

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Fort Point LaHave Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636.

Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see him waving to you?

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Joy of Antiques

Features pine country furniture, gifts, art, persian carpets and unusual furnishings.

Open Spring to Fall Sat & Sun only 12 - 5.  In season, Sat and Sun 12 - 5.  Also by chance or app’t.

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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery was established in 1983 in a small rural village south of London, England. Co-founders Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline M. Cohen are a husband and wife team. After 27 years exhibiting at shows in the United States and running a gallery in upstate New York, they decided to move to LaHave where Jackie has relatives. The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all price ranges. Featuring whimsical landscapes and animal imagery, functional dinnerware, wash basins and tile, water colours, prints, books and note cards. Both are award winning artists with over 35 years experience. After visiting the pottery, why not enjoy lunch at the LaHave bakery before you take the LaHave cable ferry across the bay. 

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Best Coast Coffee Gallery

Best Coast Coffee Gallery

Coffee Shop and Art Gallery

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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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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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Macleod’s Canteen

Macleod’s Canteen

MacLeod’s Canteen, seating 35, known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, etc

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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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Tastee Freeze

Tastee Freeze

Take-Out
Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

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Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

Join us for an amazing carefree vacation in South West Nova Scotia. Our spacious motel rooms and waterfront rentals are only minutes from the legendary white sand beaches; quaint fishing villages; world class restaurants and artisans, and historic towns that dot Nova Scotia’s picturesque Lighthouse Route.

Open from May through October, our established motel is a brief 10 minute drive from the town of Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Here on the banks of the beautiful LaHave River, visitors can relax and absorb all the splendor, solitude and excitement the region has to offer.

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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

The Petite Villa Guest Cottage is spacious and luxurious, exquisitely furnished and decorated. Petite Villa has hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, private patio and lawn, soaring cathedral ceiling, magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace; and with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, can sleep six comfortably.
The luxury and charm of the Petite Villa make it particularly suitable for romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebrations, yet it’s great for families as well. There’s a large lawn with croquet & badminton sets for your use and enjoyment, and we offer bicycles and a canoe for exploring the region up close.

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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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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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Great Ridge Chalets

Great Ridge Chalets

Three excellent quality 2 bedroom chalets with spectacular view from large decks overlooking beautiful Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. All chalets have full kitchen, electric fireplace, barbeque, cable TV and wireless internet service.

There are 40 acres of land with walking trails that connect to “Rails to Trails” for terrific hiking and biking as well as a trout stream and salt water access.

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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Cape Cod cottages with all the conveniences of home…
the ocean at your doorstep, the scent of roses,

unique details, thoughtful touches describe the decor…

each cottage has a glass front wood stove and

all are equipped for housekeeping (well

equipped kitchens), all linens, wireless

internet, CTV, DVD, gas BBQ

on your screened deck ...

enjoy hydra massage whirlpool baths

.....just bring the groceries

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