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The Best Waterfront Resorts in Nova Scotia

The Best Waterfront Resorts in Nova Scotia

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Updated: 16 September 2017

There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as a vacation by the ocean, and there is no shortage of options in Nova Scotia. Check out our recommendations for the best waterfront resorts that the province has to offer.

Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Located five minutes from Peggy’s Cove, Oceanstone has been named one of the “Top 5 Places in Canada to Get Married” by the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards. You’ll understand why, too—the stunning location and amazing amenities make this spot a dream vacation.

Oceanstone Seaside Resort, 8650 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Canada, +1 902 823 2160

A good day to be nestled up in a cozy oceanfront cottage 💭☕️🍂 thanks for the lovely photo @sheridaningalls

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White Point Beach Resort

Located on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, White Point is one of the most well known and well-loved resorts in the province. Choose between cottages, vacation homes, or rooms in the main lodge and enjoy their many onsite activities including golf, surfing, fishing, kayaking, bonfires, hikes, and so much more. Enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery, make a trip to their spa, and enjoy dinner in the lodge. Whether you’re going for a wedding, a conference, a couples getaway, or a family vacation, you are guaranteed to be planning a return trip as soon as the first is over.

White Point Beach Resort, 75 White Point Beach Resort Rd, Hunts Point, Canada, +1 902 354 2711

The Best Waterfront Resorts in Nova Scotia

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The Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill

From gorgeous Summerville Beach to their equally gorgeous accommodations and oceanside restaurant, a trip to the Quarterdeck is an unforgettable experience. Accommodations include beach lofts, cottages, and villas, and their well-known restaurant features wrap around windows with beautiful ocean views and a Nova Scotian-inspired menu. When you’re ready for a break from the beach, take advantage of their rec center, featuring a fitness center, lounge, pool, and movie theater.

Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill, 7499 Lighthouse Route 3, Summerville, Canada, +1 902 683 2998

gorgeous views from #thequarterdeck ☀️ #exploreNS #southshore

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Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

As the name suggests, this is the spot to be for those looking for golf and pampering. If neither of these are your thing, there are still lots of reasons to come enjoy this beautiful resort overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Enjoy their heated pool, hiking trails, croquet field, biking paths, and more, and relax in their beautifully decorated rooms, suites, and cottages.

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa, 103 Shore Rd, Digby, Canada, +1 902 245 2511

A cotton candy sky enhances every vacation 💖

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Fox Harb’r

A truly exceptional experience, Fox Harb’r stands out as one of the top resorts in the province. With first class spa, dining, accommodation, golf, and more, the underlying theme of this beautiful spot on the Northumberland Strait is luxury. Enjoy their many onsite activities including kayaking, fishing, nature trails, horseback riding and more.

Fox Harb’r, 1337 Fox Harbour Rd, Wallace, Canada, +1 902 257 1801

The Best Waterfront Resort in Nova Scotia

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Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

Located just minutes from the town of Pictou, this beautiful resort features log cabins, chalets, private beaches, and a beautiful oceanside restaurant. Recreational activities include heated saltwater pools, kayaks, SUP boards, bonfires, and more.

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort, 172 Lodge Rd, Pictou, Canada, +1 902 485 4322

Cabot Links

Located on the world renowned Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Cabot Links offers a breathtaking destination. The resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a stunning oceanfront restaurant, and stellar accommodations. This is also a great spot for exploring the rest of Cape Breton Island, ranked as one of “The World’s 10 Best Islands to Visit” by National Geographic Traveler.

Cabot Links, 15933 Central Ave, Inverness, Canada, +1 902 258 4653

Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa

Another gorgeous spot along the Cabot Trail, Keltic Lodge is an amazing spot to enjoy some rest and relaxation. The golf and spa are top rate and the scenery is unparalleled.

Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, 383 Keltic in Rd, Ingonish Beach, Canada, +1 902 285 2880

Atlantica Oak Island Resort

The scenery alone is enough to make a trip to this four-star resort worth your while. Add to that the beautiful rooms, chalets, and villas, onsite activities, and great restaurants and you have yourself a wonderful getaway.

Atlantica Oak Island Resort, 36 Treasure Dr, Western Shore, Canada, +1 800 565 5075