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Pictou Island Beach Hopping Escape
Escape to Pictou Island for a two-night seaside getaway where you’ll be surrounded by warm sandy beaches, nature, and wide-open ocean views. Here you’ll find a chance to pause. And here you’ll find gratitude for the incredible beauty a tiny coastal island provides.
Sleep soundly at our eco-retreat in your private yurt. Wake up on Pictou Island with coffee in hand, stroll down the footpath from your yurt and enjoy the island’s sandy beaches and surrounding ocean views. In the afternoon, pack your picnic lunch and bike to the next sandy beach where you can walk for kilometres in complete serenity. Then grab your snorkel and set out to explore the rocky shores of the island. In the evening, watch a spectacular sunset over the wide-open ocean at the fourth beach of the day. You may hear the seals in the distance and view the great blue herons returning to their nesting grounds. Feel yourself connect to the landscape and waters around you, feel being a part of this place, feel peace.
2 night stay: Have exclusive access to our retreat and property including our wood-fired sauna, stay overnight in your seaside yurt, fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean under a blanket of stars, and wake up to blissful beach days
Coffee/tea in the morning: Wake up with fresh coffee and tea waiting for you
Beach hopping itinerary: You’re beach day is fully planned for you, including biking routes and suggested timelines throughout the day
Mountain bike rentals: Daily bike rentals included
Wood-Fired Sauna: One sauna session with your friends
Day Itinerary: We plan 45 minutes - 1 hour at each location and can adjust the timeline as required.
Roger’s Point for Breakfast: Welcome the day by sipping a cup of tea/coffee. Grab your coffee/tea to go, saunter down the path and settle in an Adirondack chair. Relax with your book/magazine of your choice or just sit enjoying the serenity.
John Dan’s Cove for Lunch: Pack your lunch to go. Hike/Bike to John Dan’s Cove (the undeveloped side of Kirribilli EcoRetreat). Bring along some snorkel gear to explore along the edges of the beach.
Alternate for Lunch John McCallum Park (public): Bring along some snorkel gear to explore near the rock formations for interesting sea life.
Westend Beach: Enjoy a sunset cruise to the west end of the island - one of the few places in Nova Scotia where you can see the sunset dip into the open ocean.
Price: 2-night full access and buyout of the retreat and property, maximin 6 guests, $1200 plus HST.
Availability: Based on availability from June 1- October 15.
How to book: Contact us direct by phone or email to book!
Cancellation policy: Our policy is 50% downpayment to hold your dates & full payment by May 1, 2023. Reservations taken after May 1, 2023 must be paid in full at the time of booking. Due to our very short season and isolated nature our cancellation policy is as follows: We must be notified more than 21 days in advance of your expected arrival for us to make a return. There will be a small holdback for processing fees (bank/credit card fees we pay) & re-booking (for us to fill the spots).Your refund amount depends on how efficiently we can fill the spots.
Good to Know: Our resort is dog friendly (as long as your dog is friendly). What to bring? Beach towels, shower towel, swimsuit, water shoes (if desired), snorkel gear, hat, sunscreen, and your own food to prepare in our outdoor kitchen.
Amenities on Site: Hot shower, all your bedding, wood-fired sauna, outdoor kitchen
How to get here: Take a 45-minute ferry ride and feel as though you just discovered a beach island paradise upon arrival. The passenger ferry departs in Caribou, Nova Scotia. From anywhere in Nova Scotia, follow the directions to get to the PEI ferry, then hang a right just before the PEI ferry loading area. The Pictou Island ferry docks at the west end of fishing wharf, drop your gear off dockside and then proceed to the parking lot at the ferry terminal. Park your car then walk down to the passenger ferry to assist with the loading. We will send along all information and instructions for booking your ferry ride at the time of booking.
options - north, west or east
north - a bluff & secluded beach overlooking PEI
west - ocean sunset & explore driftwood
east - snorkelling & sandy beach
We have 6 ready to roll.
Kona Tanuki Special Edition Mountain Bicycles
(includes bicycle helmet, bottle cage, night lamps)
$75/day for all 6
Whole group can sauna together!
*Add HST to all pricing
please send bookings & inquiries to: email@example.com
Cancellation & Booking
Our policy is 50% downpayment to hold your dates & full payment by May 1, 2023. Reservations taken after May 1, 2023 must be paid in full at the time of booking. Due to our very short season and isolated nature our cancellation policy is as follows: We must be notified more than 21 days in advance of your expected arrival for us to make a return. There will be a small holdback for processing fees (bank/credit card fees we pay) & re-booking (for us to fill the spots). Your refund amount depends on how efficiently we can fill the spots.