2023 bookings will run Saturday to Saturday

Please select a Saturday for your check-in and check-out dates.

4 minutes to Martinique Beach

10 minutes to all amenities

50 minutes to Halifax Bridges

This is it.

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

Harbour Retreat is an idea destination for solo travellers, couples and girls weekend getaways.

Book a tiny house experience in the Tackle Box Cottage and spend your summer vacation watching lobster boats chug by.

Wellness Workshops

Take a journey down a path of wellness.

Harbour Retreat offers a series of workshops to delight our guests and day-trippers to the property.

About the Area

Musquodoboit Harbour is a charming fishing village only minutes away from Harbour Retreat. The village and area offers all the amenities you’ll need for your stay

  • restaurants
  • groceries
  • gas
  • laundromat
  • bank
  • pharmacy

You can also enjoy local artisan shops, a bakery, craft brewery, farmers market and many roadside attractions.

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

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
Winter RentalTiny House Experience Musquodoboit Harbour

Tackle Box Cottage is available for a 6-month term lease November 1 - April 30. Wintering in Musquodoboit Harbour has many benefits! Click to get more information.