Barrington passage is a quaint town surrounded by fishing villages and the beautiful ocean. There are many beaches nearby and a scenic sea walk path across from the motel for a relaxing walk by the ocean. There are restaurants and shopping just minutes away for your convenience.
The Barrington Municipal Waterfront Development Committee
has constructed a walking trail along the ocean in the district of Barrington Passage.
The trail starts across from Horizon Chalets and follows the
old CNR Railway to a point near Doctor's Cove.
Located on Cape Sable Island, this museum portrays the history of the island including fishing lore, shipwrecks and the lives of captains.
Genealogy records of this pre-loyalist fishing community are part of the artifacts displayed here.
West Head Wharf is on the western side of Cape Sable Island. This natural harbour is a safe haven for various types of fishing vessels. These colourful boats are a unique trademark to the area. This wharf is also home to the Canadian Coast Guard rescue vessel for the Scotia Fundy Region.
Island Lighthouse Museum
This museum is a reconstruction of the original Seal Island Lighthouse. It features the original lighthouse lens. Here you can climb the five stories to the top and touch the light!
This old turbine-driven woolen mill was a community enterprise begun in 1882. Sheep were grazed on the many offshore islands and at shearing time their fleeces were brought to the mill to be processed into woolen goods. The mill ceased production in 1962 and became part of the Nova Scotia Museum in 1968.
Museum and Observation Tower
A former church overlooking the village of Shag Harbour with an excellent ocean view from the belfry. On a clear day, five lighthouses are visible. Exhibits include household utensils, working implements and records of early community life. This museum features "The Wreckwood Chair" which was built of wood from shipwrecks of the area.
This museum is located in Woods Harbour and displays such items as antique glassware, china and crockery, as well as artifacts from the fishing industry. The museum offers visitors many different resources and services including a satellite branch of the Western Counties Regional Library, a gift shop and provides free internet access.
Counties Military Museum
Located in the courtroom of the Old Court House, in Barrington, this museum is home to military artifacts from the first and second World Wars as well as the Korean Conflict. The museum also displays cannon balls dating to the 1630's from Fort St. Louis at Port LaTour.
The Old Meeting House
Early settlers from New England mixed business and religion in this building as far back as 1765. Back then it was used for town meetings, elections and religious services. This New England style meeting house is the oldest non-conformist house of worship in Canada.
Hills Beach Provincial Park
Villagedale, 6 km south of Hwy 103, Exit 29. (Barrington), features a 2.5 km white sand beach. At low tide there are wide sand flats which warm the water when the tide comes back in. Spectacular sand dune system backs the beach area. There are change facilities and picnic tables
The Barrington area can present great bird watching. Check out this website to view the variety of species.
If you are a golfer, we have two excellent courses nearby - the River Hills Golf and Country Club to the east and 15 minutes to the west. Pubnico Golf and Country Club