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Visiting the South shore

Getting here is half the fun!

While the South Shore of the Province stretches down from Halifax to Yarmouth and all points in between, we tend to think a bit closer to home: Hubbards to Lunenburg.


There are a number of ways to tour the South Shore, either on your way down to the Island, or just exploring. Many people prefer to travel straight down Highway 103, which runs from Halifax to Yarmouth, but we like to encourage visitors to take the long way, along Old Highway 3 (Trunk Highway 3).  


Trunk 3 meanders along the spectacular coast of St. Margarets Bay, passing through the communities of Hubbards, Chester, Chester Basin, Gold River, Western Shore and right past the road to Oak Island. Continue down Trunk 3 to reach Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. 

To reach the historic communities of Liverpool and Shelburne, continue on Trunk 3 through Bridgewater.


For explorers looking for an even longer drive, turn off to the Aspotogan Peninsula, Highway 329, in Hubbards. This route will run you along the Peninsula, through beautiful fishing villages, the sheer rock facing of Deep Cove and by Bayswater Beach and the Swiss Air 111 Memorial.

Find out more

To learn more about the South Shore of Nova Scotia, please visit South Shore Tourism