Loop includes the charming villages of Sable
River, Little Harbour, Osborne and Allendale, plus the
picturesque seaport town of Lockeport, which extends like a thumb into
the Atlantic Ocean.
Lockeport is renowned for its fine white sand
beaches. There are five of them in and around the town, including Crescent
Beach, a stunning1.5 km (1 mi.) long scimitar of sand that was once featured on the back of the
Canadian $50 bill.
As a popular spot for windsurfing, the attractive
visitor centre at Crescent Beach offers parking, visitor information, can-teen, gift shop, scenic
look-off, change rooms, and shower facilities. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotiaís first
Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by
descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836and 1876. The houses offer an
interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian
and Victorian styles.
A walking-tour guide book is available at the
Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers. From the town wharves,
Carterís and Gull Rock lighthouses can be seen. This is also a great birding area, with ocean beach,
salt marsh, freshwater pond and forest habitats.
You can 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 the
town and in the surrounding area. Biking, surfing, birding, hiking,
kayaking and other pursuits are popular with our visitors, as are our museums
and gift shops.
In Sable River, there is a wonderful
walking trail, including a former train trestle and a swinging bridge. Sable River Provincial Park offers a
picnic area surrounded by a relaxing oasis of greenery and the old grist mill on
the highway is being restored by famed photographer Sherman Hines.
There are secluded beaches,
historic lighthouses and miles of rugged coastline to explore by
foot, by car or by boat. Each year,
Lockeport hosts the Annual Sea Derby, Harmony
Bazaar Women's Music
Festival and the Canada Day Parade and festivities.
In the area, you can also enjoy the Annual Lobster Festival,
Days, the Annual Whirligig Festival and much, much more.
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you'll also find:
- Town of Historic Shelburne
- Osprey Arts Centre
- Sandy Point Lighthouse
- Shelburne Museum Complex
- Black Loyalist Heritage Museum
- Islands Provincial Park
- Cape Sable Island
a bit further, you can also find:
- Kejimkujik Seaside National Park
- Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
- Rossignol Cultural centre
- Hank Snow Museum
- Shag Harbour UFO site
- Barrington Museums
- "The Hawk" birding site
For more information about events and activities
in the area, visit DESTINATION
Crescent Beach Centre