Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground

Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground

3.5 Km off the Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0 Canada
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#3 of 4 campsites in Cheticamp
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TrooperMax wrote a review Jul 2014
Ottawa, Canada320 contributions133 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here one night. When we arrived the lady at the desk believed it was more important to make several phone calls then check us in. The staff were rude and could care less if we stayed. Incredibly cramped camp ground with little to no privacy. We would not return. Only nice point is the beach but even that was litered with garbage. Its unfortunate because on a map it looks like the ultimate location but that just wasn't the case.
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Date of stay: July 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark W wrote a review Aug 2013
Sydney, Canada11 contributions20 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
August 2013: The campground is in a lovely setting on Cheticamp Island, just a 10 minute drive from Cheticamp. There is a nice sandy beach. Just beware of the right-hand side (as you face the water) of the beach, where the septic system seeps onto the beach. It’s easy to see, from the funny-coloured water oozing out of the bank. You may want to keep your kids away from that area. Further along, the beach seems clean. If you get any choice on the selection of sites, choose one further back, away from the dumping station, as the septic tank system around there is quite smelly. There is internet available, for $6 a day. However, it only works in and around the reception building and is not exactly fast. It usually works at the bench on the seaward side of the building and sometimes on the tables on the other side. The staff are quite helpful. Management might find it profitable to put some effort into fixing the place up a bit: it looks pretty tired in many ways and the septic situation is pretty awful. I would think many people (including us) will not go back with the present situation, which is a shame, because it is a nice setting.
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Date of stay: August 2013Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay away from the septic area.
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Scruffles17 wrote a review Jul 2017
New Waterford, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this campground for 5 nights and arrived in the evening to discover we were given a super tiny site. We had A LOT of trouble getting our RV into the site and actually asked to change to a different site that overlooked the men's washroom because at least it gave a bit more room and we weren't walking out our door onto the next site's sewer and water hook ups. Most sites are EXTREMELY small and give you little or no room to put out your awning and most sites leave you with little to no outdoor space/privacy to enjoy. The road around the campground is very small as well and we even found it tight driving our truck around the grounds. Friends who visited said the same thing.
The plus side is that the campground and bathrooms are clean and the beach is just down a little path and is amazing. There is a nice mini put on site too but you have to pay to play (adults $5.75 and kids $3). Playground is small and out of the way behind the office.
We are adding photos of the sites and the beach so people can see what we mean.
We don't mean to be negative but it was just not enjoyable being squished into a site and not be able to enjoy your outdoor space. Plus you have no choice but to stay because of their no cancellation policy. We won't be staying there again.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Keith M wrote a review Aug 2014
Cape Breton Island, Canada2 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and two kids have been coming here for the past 5 years and we LOVE the property but after this experience we are done with this place. I booked trailer #146 as I have done in the past. Upon arrival which went smoothly we went to our trailer and started to enter the trailer but were greeted by the stench of cat urine. I was amazed that the housekeeping staff could not smell this when they were cleaning. When my wife and kids entered my 5 year old said daddy why does it smell like cat pee . So I packed up my family and went back to the front desk to discuss the issue. When I arrived at the desk i asked the lady was there anybody staying there before us with pets, which she replied yes they had a cat. She asked why and I proceeded to tell her what I had just encountered. She said she will send somebody up right away. A gentlemen showed up and said it was the toilet but there is no mistaking cat urine. He put some cleaner in the toilet and said that should do it but surprise it didn't. I packed up the family again and went back to the front desk to sort out the problem again. They offered us another trailer #134 which I have looked at in the past but preferred #146 for its location, size, and overall great condition. So I refused the offer and told the lady that we were going to move on and asked to refund my money ($458.50) she said that maybe a problem and had to call the owner. Twenty minutes later the owner shows up and asks me what is the problem in a very cranky manner. I described the problem to him and he said he and another gentlemen would go up and check it out. 15 minutes later he comes back to say there absolutely nothing wrong with the unit and there is nothing more he could do for me besides the optional unit #134. I told him we looked at that unit and it was not suitable for my family. He said take it or leave it. So I said to him We either take the unit or you take my money ($458.50) he said yes. (By the way in the July and August there is no cancellation policy for this place.) he informed me that I knew the cancellation policy and he was entitled to the money. How is it a cancellation if I show up but the unit isn't suitable to stay? He goes on to say that he had three independent ppl look at the trailer (what a joke) I asked him how are they Independent if they work for you? He just looked at me with this blank stare. Then one of the ppl that looked at the trailer with him spoke up and said well there is a smell jut a musty one. Then the owner said it was because no one was in there for a while which was a lie because when I questioned the front desk earlier the lady told there was ppl there with a cat. After this he started to raise he voice at me, that is when I cut him off and told him to calm down as I had my two kids and wife with me. At that point he said you take your money and "get the hell of my property and never come back" So I followed him back to the desk to get my refund where he just stood there stairing at me with that ridiculous stare again. At that point I asked him why are u staring at me you are not intimidating me. He replied leave and get of my property. Never once did this man suggest that he would clean the unit again nor did he ever apologize basically he was right and we were wrong. I have been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years and I have never encountered this would never even think to treat anybody like this. It was truly obvious that he is only in it for the money. I hate knocking this place because like I said before I have been going there for 5 strait years and loved it but after this we are done. This man should ashamed of himself for treating people this way and should not be in the hospitality business.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Taucoin wrote a review Jun 2012
Lower Sackville, Canada3 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I reserved a 3-way hookup about a month and a half ahead to make sure I could get a lot near my friends. I chose a lot that was empty that I preferred and reserved my spot. They then called me 2 weeks later to tell me they switched my lot since a bigger trailer was coming in. I checked the site they placed me in which is not even close to my friends and my trailer would just barely fit in and no room to even park my car. Why bother making a reservation????? If they are going to screw you around!! Definitely will not be going there this summer! They have a bad reputation for doing that to several people from what I've heard!
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Date of stay: June 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angela M wrote a review Jul 2013
Sydney, Canada1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
this is a non-biased first hand review for July 2013
upon entering the campground my family of me and my husband and 3 children went to pay for a tent lot, this was overly priced coming in just under $40 for one night, the campground is tiny and the lots are very small, ours was covered in fire ashes. We set up camp, swam at the beautiful beach which was the only plus. then we went to shower, I took my 3yr old and 7 yr old in with me and there was not enough water coming from the tap to wash the sand off our butts, freezing cold, so I tried to turn up the hot and realized I was being electrically shocked, my hand was literally stinging, it took a minute to figure out that I was being electrocuted. so I dried and dressed us and headed straight to the front desk as electricity and water do not mix. the 'lady' at the desk was surprised but offered no apology, no refund and still charged us 6.90 more for fire wood. we had drove 4 hrs to the camp spot, and by now it was 5pm and we went out to eat. that night was freezing and we were awakened by crazy screaming teenagers at 4 am, they went on for an hour and not a bit of security showed up to hush them, quiet time is 11. we packe p by 7am and drove home dirty, sad, tired and cranky. As for the town of cheticamp, it is nothing much and no offence but every single person you came across had their noses in the air, not a smile to be seen, even at the co-op and the restaurant the staff were too busy being snots to smile. Would I suggest cheticamp, no it is way too stuck up, would I suggest this campground, never. the only nice person was the janitor at the campground, he was happy, chatty, all smiles and down to earth. SO PLAGE ST PIERRE MY RATING IS YOU GET A BIG FAT YOU SUCK AND I HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU TREAT OVERPAYING CUSTOMERS, sooooo sad today
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Date of stay: July 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rose T wrote a review Aug 2013
Cape Breton Island, Canada5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I have visited this campground every summer for over 30 years. My children grew up camping at Plage St-Pierre and now my grandchildren are doing the same...I am shocked reading the negative reviews and find it hard to believe anyone would have a bad experience at this campground...throughout the winter, my family and friends are always discussing the campground and how we can't wait for the summer to be there again..my oldest daughter and her husband have purchased a seasoned lot for next year to enjoy with her family..Plage St-Pierre is my Cuba or any other place a person thinks is special..I don't want to be pampered, I want a clean, safe campground with a beach that dosen't have a dangerous undertow, beautiful white sand, gorgeous mountains, no insects and friendly staff..Welcome to Plage St-Pierre Campground!!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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youshijian wrote a review Sep 2017
Chicago8 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
our Rv had a amazing view and was very clean, awesome toilet ,shower and BBQ, very fun mini golf and a great location.Good service and very nice staff, awesome warm water beach.I had a great time here
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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skitlbug wrote a review Jun 2018
Cedar City, Utah15 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I arrived after the office closed on a chilly, windy, rainy evening. The owner was incredibly welcoming and drove around to help us find the best tent site sheltered by trees. Bathrooms were spotless and water was hot. Campground has a ton of amenities. I realize we were here before the crowds but if there are complaints about how many people camp here then it must be because it is a great location with lots of attraction. Thank you for a great stay!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Romi F wrote a review Sep 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent four nights at this campground in a fully serviced site. We were delayed by traffic tie ups and called to say we would be arriving past office hours. The person who answered our call couldn't find our reservation so we were told to pull into any site when we arrived. The next morning we were told we had to move because the spot we were in was reserved. We had pulled into spot 40, and were made move to spot 39--which was identical to the spot we were in. We have a smaller trailer that has to be levelled manually, and were forced to move for a motorhome that levels automatically. This was pretty annoying, as there was virtually no difference between the two sites. The sites were small and very close together. There was virtually no privacy, but the price was excellent and the park was clean and very quiet at night. Quiet hours were enforced. It is a great location and there was lots for kids to do and beautiful scenery all around. We would stay at this campground again if we return to Cheticamp.
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan S asked a question Mar 2018
Boston, Massachusetts78 contributions32 helpful votes
What is their pet policy? Are leashed dogs allowed in the tent campsite?
Answer from Dan S
Boston, Massachusetts78 contributions32 helpful votes
I emailed them, they said yes.
donna474 asked a question Aug 2014
Sydney, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
Is there anywhere to get a birthday cake made
donna474 asked a question Aug 2014
Sydney, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi, Are the trailers for rent near the dumping station we were told its pretty bad
copingINcanada wrote a tip Sep 2016
Barrie, Canada79 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"RV #121 is a newer unit, and has a double bed and a bunk bed. Chalet is even better."
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Derek & Jess H wrote a tip Aug 2016
East Angus, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beware the cancellation policy"
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NavyCamper wrote a tip Sep 2014
Halifax, Canada2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not choose Plage-ST- Pierre, try the Campground at the national park in Cheticamp."
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Mark W wrote a tip Aug 2013
Sydney, Canada11 contributions20 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away from the septic area."
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Which popular attractions are close to Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground?
Nearby attractions include Les Trois Pignons (5.1 km), Saint Peter's Church (6.4 km), and Gypsum Mine Trail (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and babysitting.
Is parking available at Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aucoin Bakery, L’abri, and Harbour Restaurant & Bar.
Are pets allowed at Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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