Murphys Camping on the Ocean

Murphys Cove

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In a Nutshell

Camping in a rustic tent overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a boat rental, a coastline tour, and a lobster and mussel dinner for up to two

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Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather conditions. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Even though water covers most of the earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

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  • $65 for a two-night seaside camping package for up to two, redeemable Sunday–Thursday (a $138 value)
  • $65 for a two-night seaside camping package for up to two, redeemable on Friday and Saturday (a $138 value)<p>

Each package includes:

  • Two nights in an un-serviced tent site
  • One half-day boat rental
  • 90-minute scenic boat tour
  • Two live lobsters, fresh mussels, and housemade bread<p>

Captain Brian Murphy pilots guests along a coastline dotted with beaches, rocky cliffs, and secluded coves during the 90-minute boat tour, pointing out ospreys, seals, and porpoises, and occasionally stopping to fish or flag down passing ghost ships. Once familiar with the waters, visitors can explore the rocky beaches and secluded waterways on their own in a rented rowboat. In the evening, they gather with other campers around a central campfire to commune as they dine on lobsters, steamed mussels, and baked bread.<p>

Murphy's Camping on the Ocean

Despite setbacks such as 2003's Hurricane Juan, members of the Murphy family have steadfastly hosted tent and RV campers in their own backyard on the Atlantic Ocean for more than 50 years. They like to keep their small campground intimate; their 50 overnight sites are nestled together so visitors can meet each other over complimentary coffee in the morning. At night, campers gather under the stars for bonfires, and staffers boil fresh mussels or play guitar and recount pieces of seafaring folklore. A number of campsites include electricity and water hookups, though others remain un-serviced to maintain a rustic atmosphere and repel hairdryer-stealing bears.

The camp provides panoramic views of the coast and a historical fishermen's wharf where boats still visit today. A sandy beach welcomes long walks by the rocks and cliffs, past landmarks such as a 40-year-old whale skull or games of horseshoe and croquet along the grass. The Murphys also invite visitors into the ocean-side recreation hall to learn cribbage or browse antique tools. Captain Brian Murphy guides guests out into the breaking waves on scenic boat tours, fishing tours, and mussel tours that cover up to 5 kilometres of coastline. For those wanting to explore the water on their own, campground staffers also provide rental rowboats, canoes, and empowering pats on the back.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time! it was a showcase example of Nova scotia hospitality. It may just be a yearly tradition now.
Dawn K. · October 7, 2012
Great place! The owners make you feel like family! So friendly!
Michelle M. · September 24, 2012
wonderful staff , very friendly, clean washrooms
Linda M. · September 11, 2012

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