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Barrington, Nova Scotia

The Municipality of Barrington is the “Lobster Capital of Canada”, and was incorporated in 1879. We are located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia, just 45 minutes from Yarmouth via the 103. Lobster is found almost everywhere along the coast and is caught in “lobster traps” which is lowered to the bottom of the ocean during the months of December through May.

The world famous Cape Island boat, first built in Clark’s Harbour in 1907, can be found at many wharfs throughout the Municipality of Barrington. Today the design is standard for small boats that require high stability and efficiency in North America.

When taking a trip to the Hawk, Cape Sable Island, bird watchers can enjoy searching for the piping plover. Other rare species of birds can also be found at The Hawk, as well as at Daniel’s Head and Baccaro Light Station. On a clear day, at the very tip end of the Hawk, you can view the tallest Lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

Our business district features many speciality shops, as well as retail and grocery stores to serve our travellers. This area is also home to a variety of restaurants for those wanting home cooked meals, and also an assortment of fast food services is available for those on the go. A variety of accommodation can be found in the Municipality of Barrington including Cottages, B&B's  and an Inn, as well as camping

The Barrington Municipality offers walking trails and beautiful white sandy beaches, including the Sand Hills Provincial Beach Park for nature lovers to enjoy. A wide variety of great museums can be found in our area, and we are the home of the 1967 UFO Sighting.

Our Visitor Centre offers, telephone and Internet services, and can be accessed from HWY 103 at exits 29 and 30. The centre is also the home of a 105-foot mural depicting the local area and it’s attractions. Stop and visits us for friendly information about our local area and other areas along the  Lighthouse Route. Visit our Website @

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