Shelburne, NS, Canada

Shelburne, NS, Canada

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Shelburne. From 19 cottages to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shelburne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Loyalist charm in Shelburne

From its historic waterfront to its rugged seascapes, Shelburne is an enchanting slice of Nova Scotia. It's dotted with handsome 18th-century homes and brimming with Loyalist charm. In fact, back in the 1700s, Shelburne was home to North America's largest British outpost. Today, it's a fantastic place to discover local history, reconnect with nature and devour sumptuous North Atlantic seafood. Sound like your idea of paradise? Set right by the water's edge, Shelburne vacation rentals make it easy to slip into Nova Scotia time.

Kayaking with whales and Shelburne seascapes

Shelburne is anchored by a historic waterfront district that has retained much of its 18th-century charm. A self-guided walking tour will take you past more than 30 beautifully-preserved Loyalist homes. One of the best ways to explore the Bay of Fundy is by kayak. From solo paddles around Shelburne Harbour to guided tours around Five Islands Provincial Park, there's no better way to discover the seascapes of Nova Scotia. Look out for whales frolicking in the bay. The coastline is also fringed by pristine sandy beaches, with some of the best found in nearby Sandhills Beach Provincial Park.

Discover Shelburne's progressive past

For a glimpse of Shelburne's multicultural roots, don't miss the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. It's set on the shores of Birchtown Bay and offers a fascinating insight into the role Nova Scotia played in the anti-slavery movement. Built in 1784, Ross-Thomson House is another cultural gem. While it was once owned by affluent Loyalist merchants, today it houses a collection of antiques, oil paintings and seafaring memorabilia. Visitors are also welcome to wander around the beautifully-kept period gardens. Want to live and breathe local history? With Shelburne vacation rentals, you can take your pick of characterful maritime cottages, each with their own unique story.

Summer celebrations in Shelburne

Shelburne is set on the Atlantic Ocean, which means mild temperatures throughout the year. Crowds peak in the summer, when the Bay of Fundy lures a constant stream of kayakers, whale watchers and history buffs. Expect long days, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. On a breezy summer's evening, there's nothing better than devouring a lobster supper on the deck of your Shelburne vacation rentals cottage. The season culminates with Founders' Days, a historic celebration held over the last weekend of July.

Seascapes and whale tails in Shelburne

From the white sandy beaches of Cape Sable Island to the rocky shoreline of McNutts Island, Shelburne County boasts some of Nova Scotia's most-picturesque seascapes. Birdwatchers will be in their element, as Shelburne's shorelines serve as an important nesting habitat for endangered piping plovers. The Bay of Fundy also offers some of North America's best whale-watching opportunities. As well as minke whales, you could also spot humpbacks, finbacks and rare Atlantic right whales basking offshore.