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Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
Port Bickerton Beach Park
Located on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Travel Route #7, the Marine Drive from Halifax to Route #211. The Port Bickerton Lighthouse site is accessible by car from the Village of Port Bickerton. In addition to the operational lighthouse, the restored former lighthouse displays story boards, pictures and directories on all of Nova Scotia’s remaining lighthouses, and tells the story of lighthouses from their very beginning. A video room, fisherman’s room and light tower are open to the public. The lighthouse keeper’s restored dwelling displays wooden and fibre glass models of Nova Scotia Lighthouses, the history of the fishing industry in Port Bickerton as well as a Sable Offshore Energy display.
Delight Your Senses . . . as you visit the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre located on Barachois Head in the scenic fishing village of Port Bickerton:
See the natural beauty of our Atlantic shore
Hear the songs of the seagulls in the air and waves crashing against the rocks
Smell the briny air and taste the salt on your lips
Touch our culture and heritage.
Spend the day . . .
. . . searching the directories for information on Nova Scotia lighthouses as well as viewing pictures, memorabilia and stories about the lighthouses of our coastal communities;
. . . walking along our rugged coastline discovering sea treasures as you go;
. . . tasting cranberries, blueberries and bake apples which grow in sheltered patches of soil among the rocks;
. . . watching migratory birds as well as discovering a variety of plant and wildlife species;
. . . making your way along the nature trails and/or boardwalk to a surfer’s haven where the waves roll onto the sandy shore.
Port Bickerton Lighthouse is the nearest lighthouse to the Sable Island/Deep Panuke gas fields, approximately 156kms/98 miles.
Port Bickerton Beach Park
The Park is a naturalist’s paradise; a place of quiet, a place of beauty, a place to delight your senses and refresh your soul. The Park includes 3.7km/2.3 miles of maintained nature trails with interpretive panels describing local flora.
The Canadian Coast Guard Station located in the community is the home of the first Arun (hi-tech) search and rescue vessel in North America The crew protects the safety of mariners 160 km/100 miles east and west of Port Bickerton and 240 km/150 miles off shore.
Port Bickerton also hosts a variety of amenities including a children’s playground and ballfield, beauty salon, dog boarding kennel, post office, convenience store/coffee shop, as well as various contracting services.
Location: Located on the Marine Drive Route #211
29 km/18 miles off Highway #7
Approximately 30 minutes from Historic Sherbrooke Village
7 km/4.4 miles south of the Country Harbour Ferry off Route
Facebook: Port Bickerton Lighthouse
Season: June 15 to September 15
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $3.00 per Person
$7.00 Family Day Pass
$12.00 Family Season Pass (family or individua)
$25.00 "Friends of the Light" membership (Good for entire season, family or individual and includes annual newsletter and enamel Port Bickerton Lighthouse lapel pin.)
Created on 2005-10-25 05:58:00 by admin
Updated on 2012-11-06 12:41:51 by admin
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