We stayed at Five Island RV Campground during "low season" and found it relaxingly quiet. We did not have reservations, but there was no problem getting us a site as they were rather empty (several Seasonal folks had brought their units in, but no one was camping there mid-week).
Sites are adequate in size, but the numbering system to their sites is confusing. Be sure to wait for your escort to your site so you end up in the right spot. Roadways in campground are gravel and sites are either gravel or grass. Hookups on backins are at rear of site (make sure you have enough water hose, electric cord and sewer hose). Pull thru sites are located in middle of site.
Restrooms are ok - some features are updated in the past few years, but the overall building and some parts really do show their age. 2 sinks, 3 johns and 2 $ showers each. Laundry has several washers and dryers but they are showing their age (lots of rust and wear).
Function room was not open when we visited, nor was the pool.
Owners and work campers were friendly.
Although there was no one else around, we were asked to keep our dog on leash at all times unless we were down on the beach. (Note to campground owners: have you considered taking part of an open area on your property and fencing it off for a dog run?)
There are 3 other campgrounds within a few km; this one has the most direct access to Hwy 2 - all others you have to turn down long drives or dirt roads to get to.
The view is wonderful, just wish the weather had cooperated (misty, windy and just plain cold while we visited). Low tide leaves miles of mud flats, while high tide enhances natures beauty.
We camped in a fifth wheel and would return if our travels bring us this way again.
Five Islands accepts some discount camping plans - contact them to make sure your's in one and if they have availability (limited # of spots, time restrictions).
- Also Known As:
- Five Islands Rv Campground And Resort Nova Scotia