If you’re thinking about spending a few nights at White Point Beach Resort, you’ve come to the right place!
Uniquely poised with three majestic water bodies surrounding it – The rugged Atlantic ocean kisses the shoreline, the gently gurgling Five Rivers tidal estuary to the North, and the serene Doggett’s Pond freshwater lake to the South – White Point Beach Resort is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable getaway.
Welcoming families, friends, couples and groups year-round for over 90 years, this charming resort offers a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. With its stunning sandy beach, you can bask in the sun’s warm embrace or explore the rugged coastline. If you’re a water enthusiast, indulge in kayaking, paddleboarding or surfing. For the landlubbers, there are hiking trails through lush forests, opportunities for bird-watching, and lots of fun on-site activities. In the evenings, gather around a bonfire on the beach for some marshmallow-roasting fun or indulge in the fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant. Whether you’re seeking tranquillity or adventure, White Point Beach Resort is your passport to the best of Nova Scotia’s coastal charm.
Highlights of Staying at White Point Beach Resort
- Choose from oceanfront and White Point cottages, guest rooms, vacation homes or their new luxury Oceanfront Treehouses and Lakeside Glomes.
- Indoors, enjoy the heated pool, hot tub, kids’ zone, games room and nightly live entertainment in their lounge. While outdoors, enjoy the beach, saltwater pool, golf, playground and bonfires.
- Feed the resident bunnies who live on the property year-round with complimentary bunny food.
- Spend time on the freshwater lake with complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and rowboats from their boathouse.
- They can also help plan activities for all ages, year-round, including marshmallow roasts, crafts, yoga and more!
The Perfect Place to Stay Year-Round
Whether you’re looking for the perfect getaway in the summer, spring, fall, or winter, White Point Beach Resort is a great place to stay. Summer months are the warmest but also the busiest. During the spring, the weather starts to warm up and flowers start to bloom. If you can time your visit well, Fall is a very special time to stay as the resort is surrounded by some of the best fall colours you’ll find, in addition to mild temperatures and fewer people. In the winter, you’ll rarely find snow at the resort and the cooler temperatures are perfect for curling up next to a fireplace, watching the rugged sea, or relaxing in a hot tub.
Different Styles of Accommodation
Stay your way, at the edge of the sea. Choose from a collection of experiences, all with their trademark
White Point style to welcome you, and every amenity of a full-service resort at your fingertips. Guest
rooms that bring their beautiful surroundings to your doorstep. Rustic Oceanfront cottages where you
can fall asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves. Vacation homes featuring additional space and
amenities for bringing everyone together. Secluded luxury getaways in their newly added, one-of-a-kind
Oceanfront Treehouses, or Lakeside Glomes for an intimate retreat.
Enjoy all the benefits and the classic comfort of a traditional hotel stay combined with stunning ocean views. Choose from a variety of well-appointed guest rooms and suites located by the lake or in one of their lodges. If you’re travelling with your four-legged family member, White Point Beach Resort offers pet-friendly guest rooms, cottages, and vacation homes.
For a unique and undeniably charming stay, you’ll want to consider booking a cottage at White Point Beach Resort. Enjoy the cozy warmth of a welcoming fireplace at night while waking up to the sound of ocean surf in the morning. Indulge in cottage life while chilling out and watching the sunset after a day full of play.
Each of their cottages is unique, retains its rustic 1928-rooted heritage, and offers stunning views, including oceanfront, oceanview, and river view. Choose from one to three bedrooms.
For an authentic east coast stay, spend some nights in one of the White Point Beach Resort vacation homes, nestled within the tranquillity of the woods. Indulge in the serenity of their Tidal Estuary or the swell of the sea, while enjoying the space, convenience, and comfort of a private executive home or cottage. You’ll also have access to all the amenities, facilities, and programs that make White Point Beach Resort such a great place. The vacation homes are available for a minimum 2-night stay, except Summer, in which case they have a 7-night minimum stay requirement. This style of accommodation is perfect for family getaways, reunions, friends’ weekends, or extended stays.
If you’re looking for something truly unique and luxurious experience at the edge of the sea, check out their new oceanfront treehouses. Nestled among the trees and perched right on the ocean’s edge, these treehouses are intimate, inviting, private and romantic. Wake up to the sounds of the sea and soak in stunning views from your private deck. You’ll also get your private hot tub, stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and all the amenities that White Point Beach Resort offers.
Last but not least, White Point Beach Resort now offers luxurious Studio Glomes, two 2-bed Super Glomes, and one Accessible Glome, all happily perched on the edge of our beautiful lake. Warm, intimate, inviting, private, secluded, and romantic, there are so many words to describe the Lakeside Glome experience of being tucked under the forest canopy between the lake and the golf course. Imagine soaking in your private hot tub while enjoying views of the lake as sunlight streams through the trees.
You’ll feel miles away from the real world, but you’ll be only minutes away from their Main Lodge and one of the most beautiful stretches of white sand beach in the province.
White Point Beach Resort Menu
Another great thing about White Point Beach Resort is the on-site restaurants. Local Maritime flavours meet incredible sea views at their onsite restaurant and lounge where you can munch down on fresh seasonal produce, world-famous seafood, and unique local beer, wine, and spirits.
Both Elliot’s Dining Room, which features delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners inspired by the best of local cuisine, and Founder’s Lounge, which features local beer, burgers, and more, make it entirely possible to whisk away your days without ever leaving the resort.
Accessibility at White Point Beach Resort
Another great feature at White Point Beach Resort is that they’re working towards creating an inclusive experience for guests with additional needs, or physical challenges, and the elderly. They already have several accessible-friendly guest rooms on the property, elevator access within their Main Lodge, two Mobi-Chair Floating Beach wheelchairs, and an All-terrain Hippocampe wheelchair.
One of the accessible rooms is a two-bedroom, barrier-free suite located in the Main Lodge. This unit is filled with amenities and offers ocean views and easy access to the elevator. Suited for two couples or a smaller family, each of the two bedrooms has one queen bed, a cozy living room and a bath featuring a roll-in shower. This room is pet-free. Two comfortable guest rooms offer partial ocean views with a queen bed and a sofa bed.
For a more unique experience, they also offer an Accessible Glome. These Glomes are 528 square feet and feature two beds, an ADA-Compliant Bathroom, and an Electric Lift for the Hot Tub!
Things to Do at White Point Beach Resort
White Point’s spacious property gives you room to roam, and reconnect with each other, and the
elements. Take a stroll through their walking trails, around the tidal estuary or along the gorgeous beach. Play a round of golf, go surfing, visit the playground or borrow one of their complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and row boats to enjoy time on the freshwater lake. Grab some complimentary bunny food for the kids and let them feed the resident bunnies who live on the property year-round. There’s also nightly live entertainment, cozy fireplaces, marshmallow roasts, bonfires, kids’ activities, beach days, heated indoor and saltwater outdoor pools, a hot tub, a kids’ zone, a games room, a gym, a spa, and more!
In addition, let’s not forget all the nearby attractions as well, including lighthouses, museums, shopping, hiking trails, provincial and national parks, and other beautiful beaches to explore. Some of the top things to do nearby include:
Kejimkujik National Park (Seaside Unit)
Just a 30-minute drive from White Point Beach Resort is Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Unit, a wild and isolated 22 km² stretch of coastline with two scenic trails – Harbour Rocks Trail (5.5 km return) and Port Joli Head Trail (7.5 km return). These beautiful hiking trails bring hikers to glacier-carved headlands, secluded rocky coves and stunning white sand beaches. Seals and shorebirds are some of the wildlife you’re likely to see as well.
Summerville Beach Provincial Park
Another nearby natural attraction is Summerville Beach, which is one of the finest sandy beaches in Nova Scotia. With about 1 kilometre of soft sand and turquoise water, this wide sandy beach is backed by sand dunes and is perfect for walking, relaxing, playing in the waves, or exploring Trestle Trail, which is part of a former railway.
Fort Point Lighthouse Park
If you love lighthouses, you’ll relish the fact that many lighthouses can be found nearby, such as the very popular Fort Point Lighthouse, which is a rare surviving example of pre-Confederation lighthouses. It was built in 1855 and is the fourth oldest surviving Lighthouse in Nova Scotia. Since the 18th century, Fort Point hosted a signal station and during the American Revolution, a fort with a blockhouse was erected and armed with cannons to protect the harbour from Privateers. The park is open to visitors seasonally and offers beautiful views, interpretive panels, a gift shop, and the chance to operate a hand-cranked foghorn.
Port Medway Lighthouse
Another nearby lighthouse can be found at Port Medway Lighthouse Park, an interpretive and picnic park with boardwalks and a picnic shelter. The interpretive panels depict the rich maritime history, including shipbuilding, the two Medway lights, the Old Meeting House and the Old Cemetery.
Dory Shop Museum
Lightweight and versatile, dories are small, shallow-draft boats with flat bottoms, high sides and sharp bows, and are iconic symbols of Canada’s east coast. Visit the Dory Shop Museum to step into an authentic harbour-side dory factory and discover the historic Shelburne Dory and the world of the Grand Banks fishery as it existed from 1880 to 1971. One of Shelburne’s great claims to fame is the town’s rich dory building traditions, which is why this museum is well worth the visit.
Ross-Thomson House & Museum
Explore the province’s only 18th-century store and travel back in time to discover 1780s Nova Scotia and the recently settled town of Shelburne, where thousands of Loyalist refugees began new lives after the American War of Independence. It is in this historic store that seasoned merchants George and Robert Ross carried on international trade in tea, coffee, rum, port and wine, offering both necessities and luxuries to the town’s residents.
Queens County Museum
Built back in 1980, the Queens County Museum was designed to represent a large warehouse from Liverpool’s Colonial days, offering a glimpse into the past of why Liverpool was known as the “Port of the Privateers”. Learn about the area’s rich history and its inherent link to the sea and the forest. Queens County Museum houses many of these stories, featuring exhibits on the Mi’kmaq, early medicine, marine history, wartime memorabilia, and other stories from along the shore.
Black Loyalist Heritage Society
If you love to learn about the unique history of the places you visit, you won’t want to miss a stop at the Black Loyalist Heritage Society to learn the story of the Black Loyalists – free men and women who fought for the British during the American Revolution and won their freedom.
In the late 18th century, Birchtown was the largest free Black community in British North America. It was the centre of the Black Loyalist experience in Canada and its founding represented a turning point in the history of persons of African descent in Canada.
This museum takes visitors on the journey of these earliest Black settlers to Nova Scotia – and for some, back to Africa. The original heritage site includes the National Historic Monument of Canada – located on the Black Burial Grounds – honouring the landing of the Black Loyalists in Canada in 1783; St. Paul’s Church (circa 1888); and the Old School House Museum, a one-room schoolhouse built in the 1830s and home to artifacts from archaeological digs and items donated and loaned to the museum.
Halifax to White Point Beach Resort
White Point Beach Resort is only 150 kilometres from Halifax, making it an easy, beautiful, and short two-hour drive that passes by some of the most famous places to visit in Nova Scotia, including Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, and Mahone Bay. You can also continue south after your stay and explore Yarmouth and the Acadian Shores.
The Ultimate Nova Scotia Vacation
White Point is centrally located, perfect for exploring everything Southwestern Nova Scotia has to offer.
From Kejimkujik National Park to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, there’s so much beauty. But even if you’d rather just lay back and relax, White Point Beach Resort has everything needed for the perfect, carefree escape to the beach, no matter the season!
Come and experience a great day at White Point and discover why, for many guests, it’s a cherished
Nova Scotian family tradition.