Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia

Lockeport

Lockeport, Nova Scotia is situated on a near island in the Ragged Islands Bay of the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Lockeport (pop.798) is renowned for its fine white sand beaches. There are five of them in and around the town, including stunning Crescent Beach, 1.5 km long, that was once featured on the back of the Canadian $50 bill. The attractive new visitor centre at Crescent Beach is a good place to start; it offers parking, visitor information, canteen, gift shop, scenic lookoff, change rooms, and shower facilities.

A stroll across the first and second beaches ends in a natural resting spot known as Ginger Hill. Nestled at the foot of this spectacular lookout are eight cozy tourist cottages ( Seaside Cottages) and on the Eastern end of the beach there are an additional six cottages (Ocean Mist Cottages).

Also worth investigating in Lockeport is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 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, two lighthouses (Carter's and Gull Rock) can be seen. Lockeport festivals include a Lobster Fest, Lockeport Sea Derby, Canada Day celebrations, and an Early Settlers Reunion.

All amenities, including Recreation facilities, Post Office, pharmacy, grocery stores, hair salons, hardware store, garages, medical services and churches are within walking distance of overnight facilities. Lockeport is also home to several fish processing plants and lobster pounds.

 

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Little School Museum

The little house was used as a school from 1845 to about 1880 when it was succeeeded by a recently demolished elementary school whose bell was marked with that date. The little school then became a dwelling and a front porch and back room were added.

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