Our region boasts some of the best places in Canada to get out on the water for swimming, sailing and soaking up the sun. But don’t just take our word for it. National Geographic named our little South Shore one of the top 10 coastal destinations in the world! Yup, we think that’s pretty cool too.
We Nova Scotians are a pretty modest bunch... but it’s hard not to brag. We have spectacular views at every turn. Stunning coastlines? Check. Beautiful beaches? Check. Picturesque villages? Pastoral vistas? Check, check, check.
We’ve pretty much got relaxed east coast living down to a beautiful science. Whether it’s seaside picnics, live music in a historic pub, or harvesting fresh produce from the earth, we’ve learned that simple living and a passion for life is the key to a happy existence.
We’ve got all your east coast favorites – fresh lobster, seafood chowder, traditional fish-n-chips and more – but there are also dining options for every other craving too. From walk-up food windows to five-star dining we have you deliciously covered.
From centuries-old fishing villages to stately homes, working museums and evidence of founding native culture, the region’s deep connection to the land and sea is evident everywhere you look.
You’ll find everything here from fun souvenirs to fine works of art and hand-crafted jewelry. So browse, buy and bring something special home!
Cozy bed and breakfasts, upscale hotels, full-service waterfront resorts and historic inns there are choices to suit all. But what always stays the same, is the warm east coast welcome and incomparable customer service you’ll receive to make sure you feel at home.
From sunset kayak tours and sailing into the sea, to biking along the coastline or hiking on rugged trails, Chester and surrounding areas have something for everyone.
While famous for our summer attractions, it’s just as gorgeous here the rest of the year! A colourful explosion of foliage in the autumn, followed by...?
By land, by sea or by air, you can get here from there. And it’s never been easier. Less than 45 minutes from Halifax, we’re just a short drive away from a weekend getaway. Coming from farther away? Fly into Halifax Stanfield International Airport Halifax, less than hour away. Travelling by water?Halifax and Sydney are the main ports of call for more than 20 major cruise ship lines, and the newly re-introduced Nova Star ferry runs between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth getting you here in a day or less.