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Visit St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Need some quiet time away from life? Enjoy a relaxing vacation at St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada. This beautiful bay rests between two peninsulas, and features a plethora of sights and attractions for you to experience during your vacation. If you’re ready to taste the delicious local cuisine, spot some gorgeous sea creatures, and rest on the beach, start planning your vacation today. The first step is finding the perfect St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada vacation rental, so you can have a nice home away from home in between your adventures.

Things to do

Walk the Rails to Trails Path at St. Margarets Bay

St. Margarets Bay used to be served by a long railway line, but now that path serves the community as a winding nature trail after implementation of the Rails to Trails project. On this beautiful trail that stretches from Hubley to Hubbards, you can walk, bike, and even ride horses through the gorgeous natural landscape. You’ll have access to panoramic views overlooking scenic freshwater marshes and lakes. Be sure to take the time to stop by Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park, ideal for picnics and cross-country skiing, depending on what time of year it is.


How to Spend Your Time in St. Margarets Bay

One of the most exciting things you can do in St. Margarets Bay you may do accidentally. Whales and dolphins frequent the bay, so you could catch a glimpse without even trying. Seeing these majestic creatures up close is an inspiring experience made easier with available whale watching tours. Hitch a ride on a boat tour to see the local landmarks as well. You can also head underneath the water with one of the bay’s diving clubs. Explore the area beneath the waves no matter your age, skill, or certification level, making it a perfect experience for the whole family.


Relax in the Summer Sun at St. Margarets Bay

Just because St. Margarets Bay is in Canada doesn’t mean it has to be cold all the time. During the summer months, the temperature typically stays at a comfortable 76 degrees at the most, rarely dropping under 53 degrees before autumn. The winter months can certainly be chilly, though, so if you plan on some cross-country skiing, pack a few jackets and heavy boots with you. Rainy days happen during the winter, but if you want a dry summer, St. Margarets Bay seldom gets more than 4 inches a month from June to September.

Natural features

Beaches Around St. Margarets Bay

Explore the beaches of St. Margarets Bay and experience nice, cool ocean water during those hot summer days. Much of the coast around the bay is too rocky to lounge on, but don’t let that stop you from visiting a relaxing sandy beach like Bayswater Beach or Fox Point Beach. If visiting the beach is a must for you, try to get a St. Margarets Bay vacation rental nearby for easy access. You can also find numerous islands within the bay, like Micou’s Island, accessible via sandbar during low tide.

Where to stay around St Margarets Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 190 vacation rentals near St Margarets Bay. From 67 Cottages to 99 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near St Margarets Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in St Margarets Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St Margarets Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nova Scotia: 1,322 vacation rentals
  • Halifax: 291 vacation rentals
  • Lunenburg: 292 vacation rentals
  • Peggys Cove: 220 vacation rentals
  • Hubbards: 157 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in St Margarets Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in St Margarets Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St Margarets Bay:

  • Halifax: 291 rentals
  • Lunenburg: 292 rentals
  • Peggys Cove: 220 rentals
  • Hubbards: 157 rentals
  • Chester: 158 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in St Margarets Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in St Margarets Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peggy's Point Lighthouse: 261 rentals
  • Hubbards Beach: 215 rentals
  • Chester Playhouse: 257 rentals
  • Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial Bayswater: 271 rentals
  • Saint Margarets Bay Look Off Park: 368 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St Margarets Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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