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Lockeport, Nova Scotia

The original settlers of Lockeport, which was known for a long time as Ragged Islands, were Dr. Jonathan Locke of Chillmark, Mass., and Josiah Churchill who arrived here in approximately 1761. Their purpose was to select the spot best suited with regard to the fishing grounds. Lockeport was incorporated in 1907. Lockeport soon became one of the wealthiest places in the Province from the success of these early settlers in the fishing industry.

Our famous Crescent Beach gives Lockeport a distinctive charm. The beach stretches from within a stone's throw of the Town, a crescent of a mile or more of hard white sand with the clean surf curling in from the Atlantic. This beach was featured on the back of the 1954 Canadian fifty dollar bill. A stroll across the first and second beaches ends in a natural resting spot known as Ginger Hill. Nestled at the foot of this spectacular lookout are eight cozy tourist cottages and on the Eastern end of the beach there are an additional six cottages. After a refreshing dip in the icy Atlantic drop by the Crescent Beach Centre for information on Lockeport and the surrounding areas.

Lockeport is home to Nova Scotia's first Provincially Registered Streetscape. It includes five historic homes which are situated at the lower end of South Street and overlooking Lockeport Harbour. The architecture of the homes includes Colonial, Georgian and Victorian.

A visit to Lockeport would not be complete without stopping by the Little School Museum which houses artifacts from days gone by.

All amenities, including Recreation facilities, Post Office, pharmacy, grocery stores, hair salons, hardware store, garages, medical services and churches are within walking distance of overnight facilities. Enjoy the unique shopping experience that has made Lockeport so special. Family oriented restaurants serve home style meals with a side order of Lockeport hospitality. Lockeport is also home to several fish processing plants and lobster pounds.

A walk about of this picturesque fishing village is a must to witness nature at it's finest. Visit Lockeport and experience the South Shore hospitality that keeps visitors returning year after year.

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