During our recent Nova Scotia photography tour we travelled along the Eastern Shore of the province and visited the Port Bickerton Lighthouse. It is situated along Nova Scotia’s Marine Drive on Highway 211.
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For anyone with an interest in maritime history and lighthouses, this location is definitely worth considering during a visit to Nova Scotia.
As could be reasonably expected, it is in a fairly remote location and accessed by a gravel road that leads south from Port Bickerton.
Once you arrive at the facility you’ll be treated to expansive sea views and some hiking trails.
The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretative Centre, which is housed on the site, provides interesting information to visitors. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are passionate about preserving this unique part of Nova Scotia’s history.
You’ll find a number of displays which chronicle the history of lighthouses in Nova Scotia, and the life of lighthouse keepers.
It is a shame that only a few thousand people visit each year as proceeds go towards the protection and maintenance of the site.
We were fortunate that one of the counsellors at a Nova Scotia Tourist Information Centre recommended a visit to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse to us. Otherwise we may have missed it.
If you visit be sure to take the stairs and ladder up to the outlook.
You’ll be treated to a wonderful vantage point and beautiful views.
A unique feature at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse is the artist residence. This two bedroom cottage can be rented for week-long stays from May 1st through to November 1st. It books up extremely quickly so it is best to contact the folks at the Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association as early as possible.
I can imagine it would be a fantastic way to enjoy this stretch of inspiring coastline and truly ‘get away’ from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Port Bickerton Lighthouse will be featured in our upcoming Nova Scotia Photography Tour eBook.
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