Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean
The Murphys welcome you to come and enjoy our hospitality and all that Mother Nature has to offer at one of the most scenic & interactive campgrounds in Nova Scotia. We offer both RV sites and Tent sites, each having a unique set of characteristics. Whether you enjoy a site just meters from the Atlantic Ocean, or something a little more secluded, you will surely find a site that suits your preferences.
* To provide an unforgettable camping experience by creating a friendly and hospitable atmosphere with untethered access to the 100 Wild Islands. The Globe and Mail lists Murphy’s Camping as one of the best campgrounds in Canada and we’ve been featured by GoRVing Canada, Canadian Geographic, A for Adventure, The Local Traveler, Go Nomad, Off Track Travel, the Washington Post, and many more.
Murphy Cove is a 7th generation coastal fishing settlement where you will find a fisherman’s wharf and salt fish tanks from years past when schooners would load this cargo bound for the New England market. Over the years the Murphy’s have provided services such as schooner supply runs, rum running, moon shining, boat building, blacksmith shop, farm produce, sport fishing. It was a time of folklore and music by the kitchen stove.
When the local fishing industry was beginning its decline in the 1950’s due to over fishing, Leigh & Isabelle Murphy (Founders of Murphy’s Camping) began making the transition to sportfishing, taking paying guests out on early morning deep sea fishing trips. Inevitably, guests began pitching tents in the fields the night before so they could be ready in time for their early morning departure from the wharf.
In 1960, Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean was born.