Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1915.




Tancook Island

Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. The hour-long ferry ride departs from Chester multiple times per day.


Lunenburg

This UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its narrow streets and unique architecture – is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. The graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic showcases what life was like on this coast for the past several hundred years.




Blue Rocks

Still a working fishing village with blue slate rocks on the edge of the ocean, Blue Rocks is an artisan and photographers muse.


The Ovens

A natural wonder with unique sea caves, tours, petting zoo, and gold panning on Cunard’s Beach.




Gaff Point

This 7 km looped trail which begins at Hirtles Beach located just outside of Lunenburg, traverses one of the last headlands in Nova Scotia. The 124-acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.


Kayaking

The Kayak Shack located in Chester village rents kayaks and canoes on an hourly and daily basis. Book a private tour around the islands and coves that surround beautiful Chester. The BEST way to see Chester and area is from the water.
kayakshack.ca




Chester Playhouse

Theatre by the Sea.
chesterplayhouse.ca


Chester Golf Course

Offering visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a seaside setting. The course provides a golfing adventure that is both challenging and scenic. offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a seaside setting.
chestergolfclub.ca



Local Cuisine


Local Cuisine


We know good food on the South Shore. We like it local, in season. We enjoy the bounty of our harvest and of the sea. Sometimes we like it fancy, sometimes we like home cooking, but anyway we like it, we always like it fresh. The food scene on the South Shore is an eclectic mix of culinary creativity and tradition, you can find something for everyone.

Locally, sailors and their families should be sure to visit one of the many fantastic restaurants in Chester and on the South Shore.


  • Fo'c'sle Tavern | Chester, NS
  • Kiwi Café | Restaurant • Fine Foods | Chester, NS
  • Chester Golf Club | Chester, NS
  • White Gate Inn & Restaurant | Chester, NS
  • Seaside Shanty | Chester Basin, NS
  • The Savvy Sailor | Lunenburg, NS
  • Salt Shaker Deli & Inn | Lunenburg, NS
  • Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar | Lunenburg, NS
  • Lincoln Street Food | Lunenburg, NS
  • The South Shore Fish Shack | Lunenburg, NS
  • The Half Shell | Oysters & Seafood | Lunenburg, NS
Local Cuisine


Local Cuisine


We know good food on the South Shore. We like it local, in season. We enjoy the bounty of our harvest and of the sea. Sometimes we like it fancy, sometimes we like home cooking, but anyway we like it, we always like it fresh. The food scene on the South Shore is an eclectic mix of culinary creativity and tradition, you can find something for everyone.

Locally, sailors and their families should be sure to visit one of the many fantastic restaurants in Chester and on the South Shore.

Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine


We know good food on the South Shore. We like it local, in season. We enjoy the bounty of our harvest and of the sea. Sometimes we like it fancy, sometimes we like home cooking, but anyway we like it, we always like it fresh. The food scene on the South Shore is an eclectic mix of culinary creativity and tradition, you can find something for everyone.

Locally, sailors and their families should be sure to visit one of the many fantastic restaurants in Chester and on the South Shore including:

  • Fo’c’sle Tavern, Nova Scotia’s Oldest Pub
  • The Kiwi Cafe, wonderful breakfasts and lunches
  • The Chester Golf Course, the best lobster roll around!
  • White Gate, fine dining
  • The Seaside Shanty
  • The Savvy Sailor
  • Salt Shaker Deli
  • The Beach Pea
  • Lincoln Street Food



Travel


Chester is easily accessible by air and car. Halifax International Airport is an hour drive from the Village. Visitors can rent a car or hire a taxi to get to Chester. Once in the Village, you will be in walking distance of virtually all amenities!!