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 ideal 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.

Only a 4 minute drive from Nova Scotia’s longest white sand beach – Martinique Beach!

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.

Restyled Coastal Art

Cannabis Infused Bath & Body Products

Weave A Lobster Rope Mat

Weave a Lobster Rope Wreath

Forest Bathing (Harbour Hygge)

Front Porch Shop


Driving Tour

Pick up a treasure from the Front Porch Shop located on the porch of Harbour Retreat’s main cottage during beach season. You’ll find lots of interesting items including lobster rope mats, folk art, cannabis infused balms and salts. Sign up for a wellness workshop while you’re there!

Are you thinking about eloping or renewing your vows? We do that too. Harbour Retreat is now assisting couples with the planning of their special day with an intimate on-site ceremony.

With so much nature abound and discoveries around every corner, choosing Harbour Retreat for your next vacation destination couldn’t be easier. Stay for the beaches and trails and take a driving tour of the area’s Thrifting, Curiosities & Cafes exclusively for our guests.

About the Area

Bustling Beach Town

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, even a bowling alley!

Surf ‘n Turf Adventure

Breathtaking outdoor adventures are easily accessible from Harbour Retreat. Martinique Beach, only minutes away, and Clam Harbour Beach are world-renown for surfing, sea kayaking and paddle boarding. They also have beautiful white sandy beaches – the perfect place to throw down a beach blanket and relax. You can also bike, hike and rock climb the scenic Musquodoboit Trailways. Also close by is Gaetz Brook Greenway – both trailways 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

Such a great little spot to stay in a truly wonderful location close to Martinique Beach and the wonderful hub of Musquodoboit Harbour with all its great events and amenities. Everything is perfect for a relaxing stay at the Tackle Box and the Host is so wonderful ❤️. We highly recommend this spot as a delightful holiday destination. We have had a great stay.

– Recent Tackle Box Cottage Guest

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