First things first—food! Fleur de Sel is the crown jewel of the South Shore culinary scene and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the country. A meal here alone is worth the 45-minute drive from Halifax.
Fleur de Sel, 53 Montague St, Lunenburg, NS, Canada, +1 902 640 2121
The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Lunenburg is its beautiful waterfront. Grab an ice cream from one of the spots lining the area and stroll alongside the water, taking in the stunning ocean views.
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Just a short drive from Lunenburg, and you’ll find beautiful Hirtle’s Beach. Enjoy a summer day taking in the fresh ocean air along this three-kilometer (1.9-mile) strip of white sand beach.
If you find yourself in Nova Scotia in early August, make sure to take a trip to Lunenburg for its four-day Folk Harbour Festival. One of the oldest music festivals in Canada, it showcases music, art, and dance from a wide range of cultures and hosts workshops and pre-festival conferences.
During the summer months, you’ll have the opportunity to come aboard the Bluenose II whenever it’s in port. This beautiful replica of the original is an iconic Nova Scotian symbol.
Walking through Lunenburg’s beautiful downtown is an experience in itself. Colorful houses line the harborside streets, and you’ll find no shortage of souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafés to explore.
Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters is a local place that serves up a delicious cup of coffee at their café storefront. Stop by for a cup of jo and pick up a few bags to take with you.