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The Lockeport 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 Scotia�s 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, Carter�s 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,  Founders Days, Island Days, the Annual Whirligig Festival and much, much more. Click HERE for event information

Nearby, 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
Just 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 Shelburne



Lockeport Loop - Crescent Beach Centre
Crescent Beach Centre

Lockeport Loop - Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach

Lockeport Loop - Lockeport Cottages and Campground
Lockeport Cottages & Campground

Lockeport Sea Derby

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