"Chester" Chester by easterntrekker

Chester Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 40 photos

A bit of ocean paradise

Not far from the city of Halifax ( about and hour) is beautiful Chester. Founded in 1759, Chester is a beautiful cozy ocean side village of about 1200 people. It is a tourist destination with many large summer homes. The population almost doubles during the summer months but even so , it has managed to maintain all its charm.The town is a mecca for yachting enthusiasts during the summer months. The Bay is dotted with many Islands which makes for beautiful sailing and boating of all kinds. Chester has a long history of yacht racing. If you are in the area , check out the Chester race week .
From: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 to Saturday, August 19, 2006

Go sailing

Explore the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia aboard an ocean-going cruising sailboat. Based in historic Chester, Nova Scotia, there are charters available to cruise the gorgeous south shore of Nova Scotia - Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Bay, the La Have Islands and St. Margaret's Bay

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historic, friendly and beautiful
  • Cons:Word is out and now homes are toooo expensive!!
  • In a nutshell:A quick trip from halifax for a get a way.
  • Last visit to Chester: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 18, 2008
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    That looks like a wonderful seaside resort, not too busy and with good sea food !

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2009 at 1:45 AM

    Anywhere by the sea is always good. This looks a delightful place with some attractive buildings.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    What a wonderful seaside community. Waterfront adventures are always so fun and exiciting! Lovely page!

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