8.7 Excellent
     
Spencers Island, Nova Scotia

Old Shipyard Beach Campground

Spencers Island, Nova Scotia



774 Spencer's Beach Rd
Spencers Island, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0
Phone: (902) 392-2487

Sites: 24
Recent Rate: $32 8/2016

Latitude: 45.354962687894
Longitude: -64.710368762427

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Not much for amenties, but what a great view! Would have been perfect if there hadn't been a fire ban. Wifi is good, once you actually connect to it. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is Canadian $. What a unique campground where you can watch the Fundy tide rise to within feet of your campsite, visit the on-site lighthouse, and cook lobster from the "lobster lady" who lives nearby. Great location to visit attractions in this off-the-beaten-track area. The campground is bare-bones, but with E/W/S which all worked well. The owners and staff are very friendly and hard-working. Cell/data reception was excellent. It's just a fun place to be. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Joggins Fossil Beds are a must-see. In addition to the local "lobster lady," the nearby Wild Caraway restaurant is excellent.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. Here is an unusual place to stay. You can watch the 35 ft tides come in and go out twice a day. The owners are so pleasant and helpful. The access is off the main Glooscap Trail on the Bay of Fundy. The sites are gravel. Sites are a little tight for big rigs and close together (but worth it for the view). WiFi is not accessible at the furthest sites. Very quiet and no road noise at all. No dump station so must must take full-service site or carry the load to next campground. Wish we could stay longer. Hope to come back. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like hiking, there are some beauties nearby. Visit Cape D'Or and Chignecto Provincial Park. Not much else around for services. There is a fuel station (including diesel) and a small grocery store with basic provisions. Cannot beat this place for peace and quiet.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome ocean front campground right on the bay of Fundy. This is a hidden gem and hopefully stays that way. Sites are a mixture of grass and gravel, with pretty easy access. Owners are friendly, hard working, and helpful as are the other campers we met. Beach is a rocky beach with a remains of an nineteen century ship yard and a turn of the century light house on site. Bathrooms are clean and laundry is on site. Will camp here again. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1A
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Port Advocate has a little "general store" with fresh vegetables, beer and wine and a good place to shop. Just outside the campground is a fish market, if you can call it that. Lady sells fish from here house, Fish was great and Lobsters were excellent and a good price.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We would give this an 11, but the WI-FI is the worst, basically there is Wi-Fi, but you are lucky if you get a signal. The owners are FANTASTIC... we stay here every September and always will, as this is one of the best locations on this planet. It's just AWESOME ! We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome waterfront sites. The owners are extremely accommodating and friendly. The roads are bumpy getting there but it is definitely worth the trip. Highly recommend if you like waterfront and want to watch massive tides roll in and out. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

If the thought of camping directly on the ocean, this campground is for you. All sites are literally feet from the Atlantic ocean. The picture on their website accurately depicts the campground. The washrooms are shared with an on-site restaurant and nearby in Advocate Harbour is a small grocery store and gas station (including diesel). This campground makes an excellent base for exploring Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, as there is no RV camping at the latter. It is also possible to do day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Joggins. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with all the other reviews about this campground, that the location is probably one of the best we have camped on. It is right on the bay and the beach access is just a few steps from your camper. However, it is very exposed to the "elements" and we experienced some horrendously windy conditions making our stay not as pleasant as it could have been. The site is basically just a sandbar surrounded by water which fills up very quickly when the tides are in. We were here for Labor Day weekend and it was very very busy with parked cars everywhere and lots of people camping on small spaces. There was hardly any room between us and the next RV, but it was a holiday weekend!!!! I do not think we would camp here again. But it sure was a great location for the beach and if you are a fisherman it is perfect. The staff was great and really helpful when backing in to our small site. There is a great DVD library with some really good titles, and the laundry was reasonably priced. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, Location, Location! Small campground with all sites on a beach facing the Bay of Fundy. Most sites are on the small side but there were several that our 40' motor home would fit into. Owners very friendly. Campground clean and well kept up. Few amenities, but with the view, who cares? Roads to and from Spencers Island are narrow, twisting and in fair to poor condition but it's worth the trip. We've stayed here several times and it is near the top of our favorite places list. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this small park on a sandbar. Soooo friendly! They have a wash sink for dishes, and laundry, book borrow, etc. The best thing next to the view and friendly folks is Wild Caraway restaurant nearby!We will return just to dine there again.} We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

All RV's are setup facing the Bay of Fundy, your amazing view for the duration of your stay. We loved walking the beach when the tides were out and the dogs loved running and swimming there. There's a lady nearby that sells fresh seafood including lobster and there is a grocery and gas station a few miles away. The campground owners are very friendly and helpful and the campground is kept spotless. Full hook-ups and 30 amps and a million dollar view. We stayed here for 10 days. We camped at Old Shipyard Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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