Brier Island, Nova Scotia | Wild Camping

Canada

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2 days ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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There does not appear to be an official camp site on the delightful Brier Island at the tip of Digby Neck, however the lighthouse at the western end of the island has lots of parking and is remote.

Do not park too near the lighthouse as the fog horn can sound all night.

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Lots of Gray Seals (2 to 3 meters), Foggy and winds are a good relief from the heat wave present, just a note the Light House fog horn is not used as technically ships are well equipped for navigation. light works and no fog horn, only noise here is waves, seagulls and frogs.

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Gravel parking area. Grassy roads lead further to the end of the island (a few hundred meters). Overlooking the bay. Very quiet place and the locals told me that it was okay to park here. 21’ campervan.

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Drove through the fog after a successful whale watching tour, one camper already there when we arrived but down on the road in, we squeezed up the small rock cut out in our 22’ class c motor home an parked on the level concrete pad close the the lighthouse. Great spot for birding and seeing seals. Would recommend checking it out and also whale watching in Aug/Sept.

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What a beautiful spot! This little island is a treasure. A must! We stayed at the Brier Island lighthouse overnight. Watched a stunning sunset. We were the only RV there . A truck came by playing loud music late at night but left. Woke up to loud birds and a wonderful foggy view.
Lots of room . We throughly enjoyed and highly recommend!

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Lots of parking options. I stayed down below but the drive up to the lighthouse seems like it would be quite easy in a van

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Easy drive on gravel road to the lighthouse area. Once you pass the Nature Conservatory the road had some larger rocks & deep puddles. Be sure to go through them to the lighthouse side of the Nature Conservatory before parking. We didn’t attempt the steep drive up to the lighthouse in our camper van, lots of others in 4 wheelers, sedans & pickups were successful.

Quiet, full moon night with a beautiful sunset with locals & sunrise. Only a few mozzies & horse flys.

One other van spent the night too.

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Really nice parkup. Incredible sunset. 2 others overnight here, several spots for various size rigs. Trailers could be a problem. We got our 2WD Transit up to the flat spot south of the lighthouse. Other spots right by the lighthouse might require 4WD. But before the light there are some easier spots.
As mentioned, locals and tourists come out to watch the sunset. Quiet after that.

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Nice Place to see the sky. Stayed here with two others.

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This is an amazing spot! Taking other’s advice, drove up to lighthouse and camped by lighthouse over looking ocean and watched the most spectacular sunset and display of stars at night. 1. There are plenty of places to camp with a van, car/tent, Jeep, pick-up with truck bed campers and travel campers. 2. To get up to the light house you have to go through a very very short (5 feet) passage with rock and an old metal gate with posts, my Jeep Wrangler fit with space on each side. It won’t fit campers and pick ups are questionable. 3. Park and walk around if it is daylight to see where your rig can drive to 4. If at night, there are a few pull off spots 5. It is possible for larger RVs and Trailers, turning around can be tight; however, it’s doable 6. the road to get there starts paved and then becomes a dirt road. It’s a bumpy washboard road with some pot holes. Well worth it and definitely a preferred spot! Met several folks who came to watch the sunset and take lighthouse pics. There were only 2 other vehicles camping but not close to us.

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Amazing spot. We pulled up on a Tuesday evening just as the sun finished setting. There were plenty of friendly locals there to watch the sunset that quickly departed as the last of the light left the sky. We had the entire place to ourselves. Despite the lighthouse, the night sky is incredibly dark and we could clearly see the milky way. It was a very memorable stay.

As others have said, this is not the place to pull in a big rig, its more suited for a class b or smaller. Depending on the width of your vehicle, you may not make it through the narrow rocky entrance at the top that puts you level with the base of the light house. There are still several other places to park below the light house. Enjoy!

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Endroit difficile d'accès avec roulotte. Route en mauvaise condition et passage étroit au Phare. Nous avons passé une belle et bonne nuit avec notre Classe B. Quelques locaux jusqu'à 22h puis plus rien.....

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I would not try camp here unless you are in a van, or a very small travel trailer, something like an Ipod. No turn around area and all very rough. Not maintained at all. We checked it out before we tried to pull our 18 foot trailer in, justvas well as we would have had issues. There are no real boondocking spots on this small island, unless you are in a van size camper, I would not plan to overnight on the island.

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Wow!!!! wonderful place to stay!!! we have a truck camper and made it to right underneath the Lighthouse. We took the chance as the weather was clear and we were not disturbed by the fog horn. gorgeous sunset, gorgeous views. we felt incredibly spoiled having the entire place to ourselves.

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Wonderful spot !! Highly recommended!! Nobody feels disturbed by RVs, everybody passing, were friendly and would wave or talk to us.
As mentioned, there is space for 4 to 6 RV, also sutible for 30 foot rigs.
The gravel road to get there was quite ok, just go slowly, there are some bumps, but it worked out well.
There is no nothing around, no infrastructure at all! You have to take your garbage with you, and luckily everybody does!!!
You can go for walks, take beautiful pictures and enjoy a great scenery.
But never forget, lighthouses have got fog horns!!! ( And it can be very windy as well )
Another RV had to move their RV quite early in the morning, as it turned out, standing right next to the fog horn can be very loud.
We stayed 2 nights and absolutely loved it . A sunset to die for and a sky with millions of stars.

We stayed 2 nights

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awesome spot. Good view to the light house and far enough space for 4 to 5 7m camper.

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At the lighthouse, beautiful view. Was there on a Saturday evening, seems like a popular spot with the locals, I got quite a few visitors but all very friendly (and some so drunk I wonder how they drove there...)

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There does not appear to be an official camp site on the delightful Brier Island at the tip of Digby Neck, however the lighthouse at the western end of the island has lots of parking and is remote.

Do not park too near the lighthouse as the fog horn can sound all night.

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