Oceanstone Seaside Resort
A stone’s throw from Peggy’s Cove
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.