Southern Nova Scotia or the South Shore is a region of Nova Scotia, Canada. The area has no formal identity and is variously defined by geographic, county and other political boundaries. Geographically encompassing Shelburne to Hubbards along the scenic seaside travel way, known as the “Lighthouse Route” that runs on Trunk 3 and through most tourism centres along the South Shore.
The South Shore is an important area for tourism in the province as it has a higher than average proportion of cottages, hotels, and tourist attractions, including Kejimkujik National Park. The tourism industry is concentrated in the towns of Lunenburg, Chester, Mahone Bay, Liverpool, including many beaches and vistas. The largest community in the region is the town of Bridgewater, which is the commercial and industrial centre, with Michelin Tire plant and regional hospital being the major employers
Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the host to several major music festivals and arts events, plus the Bluenose II. Though mostly thought of for its tourism, Lunenburg employment has exceeded Bridgewater with key industries in shipping, aerospace and software.