97. Granite Village, Shelburne County

Location: Highway 103, Shelburne County Line
Shoreline: mixture of rock, and saltmarsh
Type of Access: A short gravel road  going to the ocean,  often only passable with a truck or jeep for dropping off your kayak.
Parking: This is not a good parking area, please do not block the access to the water, come prepared to paddle from here or use as a take out
Government Wharf: no
Public slipway: no
Topographic Reference: 20p/15 and 20p/10(combined)Port Mouton
Marine Chart #:4240 Liverpool -Lockeport
GPS Reading UTM:
Latitude: 43 degrees 52.o67′ N  Longitude: 64 degrees 58.575′ W
Public Access: There are no amenities at site; nearest conviences are at Lockeport or Louis Head Campground by water. Travelling towards exit 23 there is 2 garages with snacks and beverages.

As you enter Shelburne County at Granite Village the ocean comes into a sheltered bay and at high tide this makes the Kayaker’s enthuasium to hit the water and enjoy the day intensify. This is just to wet your appetite as you will find many beautiful accesses to the coast in Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties. It is important to remember all the public accesses to the coastline are on the Lighthouse Route, #3 highway unless otherwise stated.

This location is the Port L’Herbert Migratory Bird Sanctuary.


Before starting your adventure in Shelburne County check their websites: www.discovershelburnecounty.com – www.municipalityofshelburne.ca www.lockeport.ns.ca – for dinning, accomodations, local festivals and events.

Shelburne County is well know for it’s many birding hotspots, Lockeport and West Head,McNutt’s Island, Baccaro and Crow’s Neck Beach.The Hawk and Cape Sable, Daniel’s Head and Bon Portage Island.

Nova Scotia Trails website: www.trails.gov.ns.ca