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Spencer's Island is positioned on the western coastline of Greville Bay, as a part of Cumberland County. Spencer's Island is not actually an island; however, it derives its name for an actual island of the same name near Cape Spencer. The Mi'kmaq used the land at Spencer's Island as a seasonal camp, and named the land Wochuk, which means "small kettle island." Spencer's Island was a thriving shipbuilding community in the 19th century, and built such renowned ships as the Mary Celeste and the Glooscap. Spencer's Island is located 135 km (83.9 mi.) west of Truro.
Spencer's Island is home to the grand, open skies of the Bay of Fundy, beautiful sunsets and fresh ocean air. Spencer's Island includes bicycle rentals, a boat launch, fine dining, a beautiful beach and hiking trails. Spencer's Island is home to a historic lighthouse, built in 1904, that is still operational and includes various shipbuilding artefacts, as well as a tribute to Stanley Spicer, who played a vital role in the preservation of many of the local lighthouses. A nearby park is fit for picnicking and observing the beautiful sights.
Spencer's Island accommodations include bed and breakfasts and campgrounds.
|Old Shipyard Beach Campground||RV/Camping||Spencer's Island||774 Spencers Beach Rd|
|Spencer's Island Bed & Breakfast||B&B||Spencer's Island||789 Spencers Beach Rd|