In 1754, Nova Scotia's Lieutenant Governor Charles Lawrence, offered land grants to twenty families, who referred to their settlement as Lawrence's Town, which became Lawrencetown.

As more families eventually were drawn to the Eastern Shore, the area was divided into Upper, and Lower Lawrencetown. Today there are three distinct areas - Upper, West and East Lawrencetown.

More about the community

Located on Highway 207 along the Cole Harbour route Lawrencetown is famous for the beach that now attracts surfers from across North America.  This area mainly featured homes along trunk 207 and small lanes until subdivisions started emerging in the 1970’s.  New home construction is still available in Beach Breeze Estates and home prices range from $150,000 to high priced ocean front homes. It’s location only twelve minutes from the sprawling community of Cole Harbour makes it attractive for families wanting larger lots not too far from amenities.



  1. Ross Road School: Grades PP – 9, including French Immersion
  2. Atlantic View Elementary: Grades PP – 6


  1. Ross Road School: Grades PP – 9, including French Immersion


  1. Cole Harbour High: Grades 10 – 12, including French Immersion