Hotel at a Glance: Oceanstone Seaside Resort
Giant boulders jut out in the grey-blue waters of Peggy’s Cove, along the Nova Scotia coast. It’s a scene that looks like something out of a movie or a painting. This backdrop adds to the storybook quality of Oceanstone Seaside Resort, a cluster of cottages tucked between groves of towering pine trees. Life at this property tends to move a little bit slower—Fodor’s, in its review of the resort, says “tranquility is the draw here.” You can spend your days reading a book by the resort’s stone fireplace or simply admiring the ocean scenery.
- Recent recognition: Coast Halifax ranked the resort the area’s best place for a staycation.
- Charming accommodations You can listen to ocean waves from each cottage, suite, or guest room, which have been tastefully decorated and let in plenty of natural light.
- Walk to the beach: The resort sits on a rock-strewn stretch of private beachfront.
- Stay connected with free WiFi throughout the resort.
- Other perks include optional in-room massages and live performances by local musicians.
- Take a day trip to Halifax to explore art galleries and live waterfront music in the province’s capital city, which is about 45 minutes from the resort.
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia: Fresh Seafood in Tiny Fishing Town Outside Halifax
Lots of small fishing towns eventually explode into crowded tourist hubs—but not Indian Harbour, which has managed to maintain a peaceful, small-town feel despite its natural appeal. At Peggy’s Cove, fisherman haul in fresh catches of mussels, clam, and lobster. Visit one of the area’s seaside restaurants to warm up with a bowl of the Indian Harbour’s famous clam chowder.
Pack up the car and head to Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax, for a fun and easy day trip. Peppered with universities and historical churches, the seaside city offers plenty of distractions.