Blue Rocks and Beaches
Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red seaweed makes for picture-perfect additions to your vacation scrapbook and the perfect subject for all ar.
Following along Blue Rocks Rd out of Lunenburg, you will find yourself in a small community frozen in time. Small fishing shacks litter the coast and artisans open sheds along the road to display their works. Continuing out to the very end of Blue Rocks, turning right onto The Lane, and left onto The Point Rd will lead you to Pleasant Paddling. Plan ahead with them to either rent a kayak or take a guided tour of the many rocky islands sheltered from the winds of the Atlantic.
Upon your return to the shore, head back toward Lunenburg and take the time to stop at the Art Barn, a gallery displaying the work of local artist Linda Roe, who creates pieces of local scenery using acrylic and needle-felting.
As you continue toward town, visit the Blue Hog Studio, Gallery, and Food Truck! Located along the water, Blue Hog displays the fine art photography and camera collection of Donald Dunnington and the graphite and charcoal artwork of Helen Dalton, among others. The artists also run the partnered food truck outside, with BBQ and seafood, as well as homemade ice cream made daily! Enjoy their talents in multiple fields as you overlook the ocean across the road in this serene location.
If you’re looking to extend this day beyond Blue Rocks and head to the Beach, Second Peninsula PICNIC Park and Bachman’s Beach are just a short drive from Blue Rocks. Following Blue Rocks Rd to the Highway 332, turn right on the Highway 3, and right again onto Second Peninsular Rd after 1km. Turn right after 2.9km to stay on Second Peninsula Rd, and then make a left turn into the park at the sign. Park along the loop and walk down one of the paths to the small beach in the park. Picnic tables sprinkle the shore and have spectacular views of the islands in Mahone Bay.
To continue to Bachman’s Beach, continue past the entrance to the Picnic Park for 3km, the beach will be on the left.