Oceanstone Seaside Re­sort

A stone’s throw from Peggy’s Cove

DRIFT Travel magazine - - A Travel Note From The Editor - Ihave

al­ways dreamed of find­ing a spe­cial lit­tle cot­tage, tucked away in an idyl­lic set­ting on sandy shores in the mid­dle of nowhere, and hol­ing up there for an hon­est-to-good­ness writer’s re­treat. Too bad the pace of my life doesn’t al­low for such a lux­ury – at least not yet. So, for now, I take the quiet mo­ments as they come my way, find­ing tran­quil places to recharge my mind and cre­ative spirit. One such spot, Oceanstone Seaside Re­sort, which came to me quite by sur­prise dur­ing a visit to Nova Sco­tia, has left me long­ing for East coast sun­sets, seafood and sin­cerely nice folks.

Oceanstone Seaside Re­sort is lo­cated just forty min­utes from Halifax and down the road from iconic Peggy’s Cove. Since it is con­sid­ered one of the most ro­man­tic and pic­turesque places to get mar­ried in Canada, I was ex­pect­ing pretty and maybe a lit­tle con­trived. What I found in­stead was a gen­uine tran­quil­ity and warm hos­pi­tal­ity that is what­ever you choose to make of it. Whether you want to hide away in a cozy cot­tage (as I did) or re­lax in a lux­ury suite; en­joy a can­dlelit restau­rant din­ner or ex­pe­ri­ence a true East coast beach front sun­set pic­nic - hav­ing it your way, and still hav­ing it all, is what you can ex­pect at this hid­den gem on Nova Sco­tia’s south shore.

Named af­ter the Cana­dian writer, I stayed in Grey Owl Cot­tage, which was beach front and well hid­den amongst an an­gle of tall trees (right photo - fourth cot­tage from the left - the one you can barely see). With an ocean view that soothes the soul, and a wood stove that warms the toes, this cot­tage should be on the front of a post­card!

When the time comes and my life takes a pause, I would very much like to re­turn to Oceanstone for a week or three, set­tle once again into Grey Owl Cot­tage, and catch up… with my­self.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.