If you like Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife (Whales, Seals, Porpoises, sea birds), Beach Combing and Bon Fires - This is the place for you.
Tammy and Mike's Beach Front Cottages are always well set up with BBQ's, cooking utensils, comfortable furnishings, bon fire pits and wood etc. Very clean and exceptionally well suited for couples and family alike. They are situated on a bluff above one of the nicest / sandiest beaches around - Seal Cove. Perfect for sand castles, beach combing or just reading a book to the soothing sound of the ocean surf.
We are repeat customers for a reason, this being our ?? 7th or 8th season with many before with parents and siblings. Welcoming, friendly, respectful, comfortable and professional would be but a few of the words I would use to describe our stay's.
The Hiking trails have some of the most spectacular vistas I have ever experienced, be sure to spend the $5 on the trail guide at the local Museum as it gives great guidance to where and what to look for as well as degree of difficulty.
Kayaking along the cliff shores is nothing short of inspirational, especially the short trek from Whale Cove to The Seven Days Work. This years trip brought several Whale, Seal and various varieties of shore bird sightings. The Minke Whales were kind enough to come back to South West Head every evening before sunset for our viewing pleasure.
The Island is quaint and is a working Island, meaning, the fishing communities and wharfs are exactly that. You will not find Ferris wheels and Ice Cream Stands on the pier. It is fun as well as interesting to walk out and look at the Boats and ocean fishing gear and even catch the occasional Mackerel or harbour Pollock off the pier if you have a fishing rod with you. There are some nice and interesting gift shops and places to eat, but do not expect a tourists experience that you would find in Bar Harbour or Old Orchard Beach. Lots to see and do without glitz and glam of tourist town. The charm of Grand Manan Island is the Island itself, its rugged beauty and the people, who respect your privacy but are warm and inviting when engaged.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family oriented cottges (two bedroom) offer a panoramic view of Seal Cove Sound(Bay)and the quaint fishing village. Beach Front Cottages are located above the best sand beach on the Island. It beckons for barefoot strolls and imaginative sand castles. ... more less