Fish & Ships
The picturesque town of Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The traditional centre of shipbuilding in Atlantic Canada, Lunenburg as well as the equally delightful town of Mahone Bay, offer visitors all amenities: stores, a wide range of restaurants, banks and a theatre. Here you can shop for world-famous Nova Scotia folk art, local artwork and crafts, or enjoy a typical lobster dinner.
Second Peninsula was named for its position as the second point of land above Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Settled in the 1750s, the area enjoys a long history of agriculture, fishing and boat building. The Peninsula comprises a rich drumlin, bounded on one side by the waters of Mahone Bay and on the other by the approaches to Lunenburg’s Back Harbour. Pastoral countryside and sheltered coves unfold as one travels the winding road along Second Peninsula’s southern shore.
Where We Are
Far from any transit highway, but just 10 minutes away from Lunenburg, the Second Paradise Retreat is located on a peaceful and scenic piece of earth 6 kilometres (4 mi) out on Second Peninsula, or, to be accurate, at 44° 24′ 00.70″ N and 64° 16′ 15.50″ W. If you sailed straight East across the ocean, you would arrive in Bordeaux, France. We are in the Atlantic time zone, one hour later than New York and 4 hours earlier than Greenwich time.
Halifax, the nearest city, is about an hour’s drive. Halifax’s International Airport is about eighty minutes’ drive. The cities of Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, and New York are all within an hour or two flying time from Halifax.