4 minutes to Martinique Beach

10 minutes to all amenities

50 minutes east of Halifax

This is it.

The place to get away from it all and experience life in a quaint fishing village. 

Harbour Retreat is an ideal destination for solo travellers and priced well for one person! 

Also a snuggly yet comfortable stay for two people.

Weave A Lobster Rope Mat

Turn ocean waste into functional art!

Participants will work with reclaimed lobster rope to create a beautiful doormat that can take whatever you give it: water, wind, ice, snow, sand, mud. The rope has been pickling in the ocean for years so what you see for colour is what you will have forever.

Musquodoboit Harbour

Stay a little longer…

Tackle Box Cottage is a fully equipped tiny house in the beautiful coastal village of Musquodoboit Harbour. The cottage is available year-round for longer stays.

Best suited for individuals: solo traveller, remote worker, someone in transition. 

Arriving in your own vehicle is recommended. A car is required for getting around town and doing daytrips around the province.

Longer stays in beautiful Musquodoboit Harbour offers many benefits

  • all amenities within a 10-15 min drive
  • job opportunities
  • volunteering opportunities
  • onsite workshops
  • wellness services (massage, aesthetics, reflexology, yoga)
  • fitness centre and library
  • restaurants and cafes
  • year-round famers market
  • 50+ kilometres of hiking and biking trails
  • Martinique Beach 5 mins away
  • Clam Harbour Beach & Lawrencetown Beach within a 30 min drive
  • 50 mins from Halifax bridges

Surf ‘n Turf Adventure

Breathtaking outdoor adventures are easily accessible from Harbour Retreat. Martinique Beach, only minutes away, Clam Harbour Beach, Lawrencetown Beach are world-renown for surfing, sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches – the perfect place to thrown down a beach blanket and relax. 

You can also bike, hike and rock climb the scenic Musquodoboit Trailways. Also close is the Gaetz Brook Greenway – both trailsways are part of the old rail bed that ran through Nova Scotia. Amazing history, views and nature await!



Wendy is so personable and well-spoken that at the end it felt like we had made a new friend and left with a lovely piece of craftwork that was created to make the experience even more memorable! Beautiful location overlooking the ocean, and it’s a great feeling to know that the materials used were collected from the ocean which reduces ocean waste but is also reused to create art! The process is fun, not stressful, and at the end you feel pretty proud with what you’ve built! Thank you so much, Wendy! You are wonderful!

– Recent Weave A Lobster Rope Mat Participant

44 x 5-Star Reviews

Tackle Box Cottage

Wendy is a fantastic host and Harbour Retreat is perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Nestled between Lawrence Town and Clam Harbour beaches, with Martinique Beach less than 5 km down the road….perfect. But you don’t have to leave the Harbour Retreat property to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery! This is our second year there and we can’t wait for our third!

– Recent Tackle Box Cottage Guest

Phone: 902-456-9276
Skype: wendy.hanlan
1715 East Petpeswick Road
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia