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Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel

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50 Whale Cove Rd Hwy 217, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1E0 Canada
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Whale Cove Inn is located close to the Bay of Fundy with spectacular sunset views from our Bay of Fundy look off and in some of the bedrooms. Each bedroom has all of the amenities as well as a half bath (toilet and sink). A full bathroom is available for your use as well as a full living room and kitchen. Fire pits and picnic tables/ table and chairs are provided free and fire wood is sold on site
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Free parking
Wifi
Hiking
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
24-hour check-in
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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daniel f wrote a review Sep. 2021
Red Bay, Canada715 contributions2075 helpful votes
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This is a very rustic campground, quirky lawnmower fire pits, lots of hills, nice countryside views.price is fair for low season, only so many serviced sites, and they are hydro and water only.very rough in here for large trailers or motorhomes, well suited for small trailers, tents, or tent trailers, sites are very uneven, it is very peaceful ,and sites do have some privacy, give them a try, and if you want to actually see whale cove it is a very good hike, oh and we could never get the free wifi to work on our devices, cheers
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Site 16 is a good size, and if you back up almost to bushes almost perfectly level
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carrie62 wrote a review Sep. 2021
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada147 contributions138 helpful votes
I booked the Rent-A-Tent experience, which was described like this: "Rent-A-Tent means that you only need to travel with your clothes, personal items and food." This experience, as I understood it, is for people without camping equipment and who might be less familiar with camping. However, the campground did not provide everything we needed, despite their description. For starters, we needed a lighter for the stove and a lantern/lamp/flashlight for the darkness (even though their Rent-A-Tent ads show a lantern). We also needed a propane tank for the stove and wood, which we bought. We were new to camping, and the printed directions from the campground for using the cookstove were not very helpful. We had to go to the office to figure out how to work it. The instructions said nothing about using a lighter. I know this must be obvious to regular campers, but not to novices like us. The campground switched our site with someone else's site accidentally, and they did not communicate this to the other party. That family then arrived after hours and wanted to use our space. The campground had taken their wood away, and they did not answer the phone after hours. We were excited about having a stove and dishes provided, but they were filthy. The stove was covered with grease and the frying pan had about a centimeter of burned crust on it. They obviously had not been checked since the last party had used them. The office gave us new ones when we asked. The papers they gave us said that they provided dish soap for us to wash the dishes, but none was included. Perhaps this was the same scenario with the last people who used the equipment. We bought wood from the campground for the fire but it was too wet to start a fire. This was disappointing as we had been looking forward to the campfire for a long time. The tent, mattresses, and bedding were good enough, and the washrooms were very clean. The other campers were quiet and respectful. Still, I'm not sure whether I would go back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Bsidney wrote a review Aug. 2021
Halifax, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
Close to ferry for the whale tour. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating. Very clean 👌 nice quiet spot, great for large groups. Had all of the perks of home, microwave, stove, dishwasher etc...
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Sherry L wrote a review Jul. 2021
Toronto, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
The host and the campground itself was awesome. For a newbie like us who is not really experienced in setting up a tent, The rent a tent option is a convenient way to save time. We got there and the tent was set up already, we have a queen size bed, utensils and camp stove were also provided. It is like glamping and definitely one for the books! The washrooms are clean and the showers had hot showers. The campground is also near the east ferry it was like 7 mins away from whale watching. We will definitely come back for sure!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Kelsey K wrote a review Feb. 2021
Abbotsford, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
So me my husband and our 10 month old son came to nova scotia to visit family and stayed here at the whale cove in!! The family that runs the inn was very accommodating and super friendly! They went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met and we were comfortable and happy! We even enjoyed a meal of lobster and scallops together which was very nice!! The movable fireplaces outside with the lawn mower handles were also super cool!! Overall an awesome stay in a very comfy clean inn and will deff be returning next summer!! Unless covid gets in our way!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Cry C wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Great staff willing to help out very clean washrooms nice private sites all sites are close to washrooms clean grounds even a laundromat lots to see and do in the area very close to whale watching lobster tour we will be back
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Shogyomujo wrote a review Sep. 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada48 contributions16 helpful votes
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We planned to stay 2 nights originally but as soon as we found out a "motel" that we were staying I cancelled the following night. I thought it was a changing room or something like that when I stood in front of it. The "motel" was simply not good. CAD100 per night.... The TV wasn't working.... The coffee maker was not clean..... The door to washroom is not a real door but a vinyl accordion curtain.... The extractor fan in the washroom was as noisy as a dozen of Dysons.... During the night I kept hearing noise of shower and flushing toilet. I thought someone at the next door was using them. Next morning I woke up and stepped outside, then noticed that nobody stayed next door last night... I wondered where the noise came from. I walked to the back of my "motel" and found 3 doors.... 3 doors to washrooms and bathroom for campers!!! We didn't know we stayed at a toilet hut!!! So say No when you were offered a "motel".
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Matt O wrote a review Aug. 2020
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We booked a rent-a-tent site the end of July. The experience was not at all what we had expected. The bathrooms we completely filthy ( strong smell of urine in all three/ Bath tubs backed up when showering/ dead moths in the hand soap dispenser/ in the three days spent not once was the bathroom tended to, from a sanitation/ cleaning stand point(amid COVID-19)) Our campsite was all mud, very little grass. The playground they promoted on website was not a playground in the slightest. It consisted of Little Tykes teeter-Totter & Picnic table, over grown with weeds and 20' from the campground RV dumping station. For being very rural and not having anywhere to replenish supplies within a half hour, I was surprised to see the office sell nothing but wood, ice and propane. And some nick knacks for tourists. No water/ pop/ snacks of any kind. not to mention the office closed daily just after 5 pm. Upon arrival we were given a menu for the local cafe down the road. So after we unpacked and set up, we headed to said cafe to find it closed at 5:00 on a Friday evening, on a long weekend. So we had to travel back to Digby for a meal. Basically if you need ANYTHING aside from wood/ice/propane, you had better have packed it, or your in for a drive to Digby, a half hour away. The staff seemed like great people, but it's a shame that the campground didn't get the attention from the owners as it should.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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nlmackinnon wrote a review Aug. 2020
Halifax, Canada61 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked this campground for the night of August 5, 2020 for myself and my 2 daughters. I booked the "Rent a tent" including 3 air mattresses as we were trying to travel light with limited space in my car. Upon arrival, the lady in the office seemed very nice. We went to our site to check in quickly and leave for a booked whale watch excursion. Upon getting to our site, the lot had not been mowed, the grass was approximately 1 foot high. All 3 of our air mattresses were deflated, I quickly inflated them and we left for Brier Island. While we were leaving, I noticed other tent sites that looked destroyed, tents & air mattresses in the woods, garbage scattered etc. We returned to our camp site at roughly 10 pm. 1 of the 3 air mattresses was again deflated, it was obvious it was leaking. I immediately called the office (owners home attached) and was greeted by a voice mail, I left a message stating they were on the other line & would call back soon. My call was not returned. One of my daughters & I decided to walk to the washrooms. There were 3, one was occupied. I took the center washroom and my daughter the one on the left. To say these bathrooms were dirty would be a HUGE understatement. The center one reeked of urine and was beyond dirty. Roughly an inch of dirt around the tub/shower. The left one also reeked of urine and also had feces smeared all over the walls. When we returned to our site I immediately called again, same voice message. Today is one week later, I have not been contacted at all by the owner(s). I am also attempting to contact NS Public Health & any other government agency necessary.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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lsarson2017 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Moncton, Canada73 contributions26 helpful votes
We had planned to camp here for a few nights but had been rained out earlier in the week so our tents and equipment were packed up soaking wet. We ended up renting one of their little motel rooms when we arrived instead of setting up a wet tent as rain was in the forecast again and we had a wonderful time for our stay here. The campsite that we had been assigned (site 26) was really large and very private and would have been perfect but after a night with all the rain, we ended up keeping the motel room for both our nights here. We were excited to have access to social media again after camping for a while, but we were not given an internet password when we checked in so had no wifi until the next day when the office opened again and we got the password. There was no TV in the room so we couldn't get news or weather. We took a quick drive each night to Sandy Cove beach which is just down the road to watch the sunsets and they were spectacular and the beach was GORGEOUS - highly recommend this! The one huge warning - bring your own food to cook at your campsite or buy some sandwiches in Digby before you drive down the Neck. We were told we could get breakfast at the Petit Cafe at the ferry terminal on the way over to Long Island - we were there at 9:00 both mornings and it was not open yet. No place to eat on Long Island so we were starving all day! For dinner, there is only the Just Above the Water Cafe on Long Island that is a quick ferry ride away - when we got there we found out it is basically just a food truck with fish and chips and such - NOTHING that is not greasy and deep fried. If you're staying for a few days, eating french fries every day gets really sickening so plan to drive up to Digby which is quite far. This of course is not the fault of the campground - just want to warn anyone who hopes to eat a salad or some rice instead of fries to plan ahead - but I would still recommend that you do stay at this campground!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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US$82 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaDigby
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises (6.5 km), Balancing Rock Trail (6.7 km), and Boar's Head Lighthouse (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Petit Passage Cafe, The Schoolhouse Cafe, and Just Above Water Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Major's Point (8.5 km).
Does Whale Cove Campround, Inn, Cottage & Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.