Today, Barrington Passage is a busy commercial area with 2 large grocery stores, a national award wining hardware store, several restaurants, and familiar fast food venues. Travelers are serviced by 2 banks, a post office, contemporary library with internet facilities, fishing supplies outlet, access to genealogical and geographical information in Barrington, Cape Sable Island and not far away (30 minutes driving time) in the County Capital of Shelburne.
Of truly significant importance is the fact that it is close to many beautiful white sand beaches, all accessible by road and open to public access and use year round. The water temperature is on the cool to cold side, except at the Sand Hills Provincial Park where the water is heated by the hot sands when the tides roll in. On Cape Sable Island alone, there are 6 beaches with public access and great signage to point the way. Shelburne County has a high number of beautiful white sand beaches all within only a 10 minute to 1 hour drive of Barrington Passage. The "Passage" as it is known, is the fastest growing area in Shelburne County basing its succes and hopes on the fishing industry. Barrington Municipality is the Lobster Fishing Capital of Canada.