Nearby West Dover Harbour View Cottages
Make Harbour View Cottages & Guestrooms your number one choice
for your holiday destination this year. Harbour View Cottages offers
the best of all possible worlds.
- Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of our seascape
- Luxuriate in our comfortable accommodations, refresh your spirits
- Make the most of the many nearby opportunities to explore and discover
Take advantage of our special
discounts for extended stays. Make
Harbour View Cottages and Guestrooms your home base while you enjoy
our many nearby attractions during your days with us:
- What's Nearby - Day Trips
- Local Amenities
- Related Links
1) What's Nearby - Day Trips
There are many opportunities to take advantage of some of the best Nova
Scotia has to offer - most of which are within an hour or less from Harbour
View Cottages and Guestrooms.
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The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is probably the most photographed
in the world. It was built in 1914 and today serves as a post office for
the summer months. The lighthouse is unmanned but the light still burns
to warn sailors
of the rocky coastline.
- Whale Watching - 20 minute drive (Tantallon)
Four Winds Charters Nature Cruise / Whale Watching: A three-hour cruise along the scenic
shoreline near Peggy's Cove. Clean ocean breezes and magnificent
sea life is the perfect combination for a great day out on the ocean.
- Harbour Hopper - 40 minute drive (downtown Halifax)
Tour Halifax! Travel the streets of downtown Halifax aboard the Harbour
Hopper. Visit historical points of interest; learn fun facts and stories
about the area. Then splash into Halifax Harbour for a one of a kind
view of Halifax's naval fleet and our spectacular waterfront all
while your guide entertains you with history and Halifax highlights.
- Bluenose ll Schooner Cruise - 2 hour drive (Lunenburg)
Each summer, Bluenose II - Nova Scotia's Sailing Ambassador - gives public
cruises and travels to special events near and far proudly personifying "History
under sail!" Stories of Lunenburg's Original Bluenose and Captain
Angus Walters have enthralled generations of Atlantic Canadians. As the
undefeated Queen of the North Atlantic, she was the world's most famous
Nova Scotian fishing schooner earning a place of legend in our hearts
and history books. In 1963, Bluenose II was launched from the same shipyard,
built by many of the men who had worked on the Original Bluenose.
- Downtown Halifax Tour - 40 minute drive (downtown Halifax)
Hear heroic stories of the devastating Halifax Explosion, and the role
that Halifax played in the Titanic disaster. View Historic Properties,
the Titanic burial site, the Spring Garden Road Area, Province House,
the Old Town Clock, St. Paul's Church, City Hall, Grand Parade,
Government House, Point Pleasant Park, the busy port area, residential
areas, the various universities, and much more! This tour is put on by Gray Line Tours.
- Scenic Water
Tours - 20 minute drive (Tantallon)
A Two-hour cruise of the coves by Four Winds Charters. Nestled between Peggys Cove and the Aspotogan
Peninsula, St. Margaret's Bay provides pristine natural beauty.
Enjoy cruising among the scenic coves, estate properties, private islands
and beautiful beaches. View the natural habitat of eagles and herons
while watching for dolphins, seals, and sea birds. Every trip provides
stunning ocean views in a relaxed informative atmosphere.
- Mahone Bay - 1 hour 20 minute drive
Mahone Bay is both a postcard-perfect maritime town and an ideal base
for exploring the stretch of coastline known as the South Shore. Situated
on a bay of more than 100 islands, Mahone Bay, is a treasury of history,
culture and 19th century architecture. The charming main street hosts
an assortment of art galleries, specialty shops and living museums -
all within an easy stroll.
- Point Pleasant Park - 40 minute drive (south end Halifax)
Point Pleasant Park has many trails that can lead you on a trip through
the woods and to the beach or around the woods and to the beach. The
trails are wide and well made, on hot summers's day you will find lot's
of people walking their dogs in this park and enjoying the sunshine.
While walking through this park a lot of the area's history is shown
through the stone structures and ruins that the trails lead you to and
from. The park has several monuments, structures, and memorials for visitors
to view while they explore. Once you have had enough of the beautiful
tree shaded walks you can explore the coastal edge where you are bound
to see sailboats and cargo ships coming into and leaving the port of
- Lunenburg - 2 hour drive
The Town of Lunenburg offers visitors many architectural delights. Houses,
businesses, churches and public buildings from the late 1700s and particularly
early 1800s are still being used today. The Town's German heritage has
been maintained and promoted and the history of the fishing industry
has been captured in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. In 1992, the
Government of Canada designated "Old Town" Lunenburg as a National
Historic District. In 1995, the World Heritage Committee, under the auspices
of UNESCO, recognized Lunenburg's cultural and natural heritage by adding
it to their World Heritage List.
- Kayaking - 10 minute drive (East Dover)
Kayaking in Nova Scotia - at its finest: Dover on the Rocks / Ocean
view and Island exploring / Peggy's Cove Lighthouse Tour / Sunset
Dreamer. Tours are by Nova Shores Adventures.
- Horseback Riding: - 45 minute drive (Hammond's Plains)
Riding Lessons, Trail rides, Adventure Packages plus many other activities
for children put on by Hatfield Farm.
- Beaches - 1 hour drive (Hubbards)
If you enjoy a lively beach, Queensland Provincial Beach Park is the
place to be. Sheltered by St. Margaret's Bay, the waters of Queensland
Beach are warmer than many other beaches in the province. Queensland
is a great place for swimming as there are no currents or rips, and little
- Golf - 15 minute drive (Bayside)
Carved out of the land, nestled by the sea, Granite Springs Golf Club is a Nova
Scotia golfing gem. Hone your skills on 18 unique holes, designed and
groomed to championship standards. Lush bluegrass fairways stretch for
miles amid 200 acres of stunning Nova Scotia scenery.
c) Points of Interest:
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 40 minute drive (downtown Halifax)
Explore the riches of Nova Scotia's maritime heritage. The Maritime
Museum is located on Halifax's historic waterfront. See a big ship and
small boats, models and figureheads, blocks, bells and ditty bags, sail
needles, foghorns and much more to help show you why the sea gets in
- Swiss Air - Flight 111 Memorial: - 10 minute drive (Indian Harbour)
Peggy's Cove was only kilometers from the site of a tragic plane crash
in 1998 in which all 229 passengers and crew of Swissair Flight 111 were
killed. The residents of the small community heroically pooled all their
energies and resources into the massive search effort, and were greatly
affected by the tragedy. An official memorial was erected at the site
of the crash for mourners and visitors who wish to pay their respects
to the passengers and crew of the flight.
- Pier 21 - 45 minute drive (Halifax waterfront)
Canada's Immigration Museum: Follow in the footsteps of the 1.5
million immigrants and Canadian military service personnel who passed
through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971. Explore Canadian stories of immigration
and nation building through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations
and activities for all ages.
- Discovery Centre - 40 minute drive (downtown Halifax)
When Discovery Centre opened its doors to the public in 1990, it brought
a new philosophy in science communication to Nova Scotia. Its mandate
was not merely to present science facts to people but the Centre set
for itself the goal of allowing visitors of all ages to experience science
by doing and experimenting. The in-house public and educational programs
and exhibits, as well as the outreach, province-wide programs are designed
to be interactive, fun and
2) Local Amenities
Within easy walking distance of Harbour View Cottages, there is a licensed
restaurant,Shaw's Landing as well as a take-out stand. A 5 minute
drive away, there is the Sou'Wester Restaurant , located in scenic
There are other fine dining options available within a 20-30 minute
radius. Our friendly staff would be pleased to assist you with suggestions
There is a convenience store, the Whale's Back - just a 10 minute
drive away. As well, Prospect Foods - a small grocery store, butcher
shop and liquor store - is less than 20 minutes away. Fresh
fish, seafood and lobsters are available at Ryer Lobsters in Indian
Harbour - under 15 minutes away.
Full supermarkets are located in Tantallon, approximately 35 minutes
Lake Business Park , with major department stores, smaller
specialty stores, cinemas and restaurants stores, is about a 30 minute
3) Related Links