OCEAN VIEW CHALET is a tranquil, private and fully equipped 2-bedroom 2-bathroom cottage within a wooded vacation home setting and within walking distance of trails, rocky shorelines, a beach resort and other attractions..
The chalet is nicely secluded with no neighbors in view, a "Hilltop Hideaway". The only sound is the ocean - a constant - breaking against a dramatic and rocky shoreline about 300 feet away and accessible within a minute's walk.
Roads in the immediate area are private, quiet and great for strolling or jogging. The sky at night is DARK as there are no street-lights or other sources of light pollution; so stargazing is amazing. Within a five minute walk of the chalet are additional deserted and dramatic ocean viewpoints (see pics).
If you don't mind the summer crowds or choose to come during a less busy season, or have children, a stay at Ocean View Chalet can include resort facility usage until 5:30 daily. It may be unavailable some days due to capacity issues, but at $9 + HST per person per day ($90 + HST for 15 passes) and payable at the Front desk, these resort passes may be of interest. The Resort's dining and lounge facilities are also open to the public as well as on-site massage services. .
BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO DO THAN THAT!
Two minutes to the west of the entrance to the resort lies the quaint seaside fishing village of Hunts Point (and at Seaside Seafoods, some of the best clams this side of Digby), a couple of minutes beyond that is the beautiful Summerville Beach Provincial Park with its mile long white sand beach. The Broad River empties into the bay and is crossed by the Trestle hiking Trail running both inland and back to the historic town of Liverpool.
Also at Summerville Beach you will find the Quarterdeck Grill (check out Tripadvisor before booking) as well as kayak and surfboard rentals.
Further down the coast, about 15 minutes, you can hike through the Keji seaside park with its vast seal colony, view historic lighthouses, fishing boats and stroll both sandy and rugged rocky coastlines.
Start your day at Ocean Surf Chalet with with breakfast "at home" or with a relaxing stroll along the private road to the nature trail and perhaps on to the lodge for a look around. Check out the breakfast buffet. You may feel like you are back on a cruise ship - not necessarily a bad thing - and dive right in.
OTHER TOURING IDEAS
Within a Fifteen Minute Drive: Head south down Hwy 103 through Port Mouton to one of Nova Scotia's finest beaches: Carter's Beach. With a parking area for all of fifteen cars (and rarely full), it is a series of three crescent shaped beaches with offshore islands reminiscent of the Caribbean (minus the palm trees of course). If you like deserted, this is it, though it has become a favorite stopover for sailboats and the occasional tall ship.
Drive east on Hwy 3 to the Town of Liverpool, one of the oldest towns in the Province. Noted for its colorful maritime history, it is a treasure trove of historic homes, many of which date back to when captains of industry and of the sea vied for the most impressive homes. One of them is now a fascinating museum of local history.
Within a Forty-five Minute Drive:
To the south (a twenty-minute drive) is the wild rocky coastline and surrounding natural splendor of the Seaside Adjunct of Kejimkujik National Preserve and its seal colonies. A 'must sea'.
In the opposite direction, the Town of Bridgewater sits on the LaHave River. There are wonderful scenic drives on both sides of the river down to the sea, from where you can follow the coast by road. Have lunch at the LaHave Bakery where they bake their own breads and pastries and continue on to the LaHave Islands, Crescent Beach and Petite Riviere.
Just beyond Bridgewater are the major attractions of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, the latter a Unesco World Heritage Site. Home to the Bluenose, a beautiful tall ship in port for daily excursions, Lunenburg is also a departure point for spectacular whale-watching excursions.