Nature

Eastern Cape Sable Island’s sandy beaches and mudflats provide year-round habitat for a diversity of birdlife. Spring and fall migrants include geese, loons, egrets, herons, seaducks, cormorants and brant attracted to the sandy beaches and mudflats. A rich landbird diversity including warblers, vireos, sparrows, and tanagers enjoys the island’s inland forests, thickets, heaths and residential gardens in summer. Sanderlings, Black-bellied Plovers, Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstones use the site as their winter home.

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The Drowned Forest

1,300 year old tree stumps can be seen at low tide along this beach of the most Southern tip of Nova Scotia. Short 1/2 km walk along beautiful white sandy beach. The “Drowned Forest” is submerged under 12 feet of sea water for 1/2 the day and its in a protected, public beach area. The area is not marked, but is located about 1/2 km from the beach parking area on Cape Sable Island at The Hawk Beach.
The stumps are imbedded in a peaty soil which has been dated to be 1,500 years old. When these trees were living there was a large lake in barrington bay, Cape Sable Island was linked to the mainland and the shoreline extended outwards almost a kilometer.

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The Beach

Seaview cottages sit on a tranquil sandy beach nestled in a warm bay. Walk out for miles. Dig in the soft, sable sand. Jump and surf the waves. Comb the beach for treasures. Or simply watch the tide roll in.

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The Blue Nose

This charming and rustic oceanfront log cabin has been newly renovated to include all modern conveniences and comforts.
A stone staircase takes you down to the semi-private sandy beach.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 8.
A large master suite with a queen size bed.
Second bedroom sleeps 3 in a bunkbed with a lower double bed.
Living room sofa pulls out to a double bed.
Upper loft contains a single bed.
All bed linens are provided.

Featuring a fully equipped kitchen with a full size fridge, stove, and microwave and including small appliances a  toaster, kettle, and coffee maker.
The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, dishes & cutlery, kitchen linens, and cooking utensils.

The Blue Nose also includes satellite TV plus DVD player and Xbox, board games & books

A full three piece bathroom which includes toilet, sink, tub,  shower, hair dryer, and bath linens.

Outside you will find a full deck facing ocean with outdoor furniture, a propane BBQ, and a fire pit at ocean’s edge.

Book quickly!
Peak season fills up fast.
Off season rate $800 per week.

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The Sable

This open-concept oceanfront cottage has been newly renovated to include all modern conveniences and comforts.
A stone staircase takes you down to the semi-private sandy beach.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 7.
The master bedroom contains a queen size bed.
Second bedroom sleeps 3 in a bunkbed with a lower double bed.
Living room sofa pulls out to a double bed.
All bed linens are provided.

Featuring a fully equipped kitchen with a brand new full size fridge and stove. Includes small appliances microwave, toaster, kettle, and coffee maker. The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, dishes & cutlery, kitchen linens, and cooking utensils.

The Sable also includes satellite TV plus DVD player and Xbox, board games & books.

A full three piece bathroom which includes toilet, sink, and shower, hair dryer, and bath linens.

Outside you will find a full deck facing ocean with outdoor furniture, a propane BBQ, and a fire pit at ocean’s edge.

Book quickly!
Peak season fills up fast.
Off season rate $700 per week.

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Sea View Cottages

Beautiful, Private, Beachfront Cottages. Spend your days beachcombing, swimming, and lounging on the expansive, sandy beach just steps from the front door. Spend your evenings by the campfire watching the tide roll in… and out. All the comforts of home provided in quaint and newly renovated accommodations. A five minute drive to shopping, local restaurants, groceries, and fastfood in Barrington Passage. Many museums, historic sites, wildlife, parks, lighthouses, and scenic locations in the area. Located on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

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About our island

Cape Sable Island, locally referred to as Cape Island, is a small island located at the southernmost point of the Nova Scotia peninsula.
The island is situated in Shelburne County south of Barrington Head, separated from the mainland by the narrow strait of Barrington Passage, but has been connected since 1949 by a causeway. The largest community on the island is the town of Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia. At the extreme southern tip is Cape Sable.
Historically, inhabited by the Mi’kmaq who knew it as Kespoogwitk meaning “land’s end”. It was first charted by explorers from Portugal who named it Beusablom, meaning “Sandy Bay”.

Today the island is known as the lobster capital of the world, it’s famous “Cape Islander” style of fishing boat, it’s sandy beaches, it’s rare bird-watching, it’s majestic and expansive cape and it’s friendly locals.

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