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 and where fishing boats still come and go.
In 2003, Hurricane Juan destroyed our old wharf and building but we are very happy to say we now have a new facility which includes our new lobster pound and a fresh supply of lobsters & mussels, and a display of fishermans' gear & tools. The upper storey of the building houses our 'Upper Deck' shelter, which offers a rustic rental space.
Our atmosphere is unique; you can meet other guests and enjoy an early morning complimentary cup of coffee at the Sailors' Rest where you will be surrounded by a display of antique tools. You may even wish to play a game of cribbage with the owner as the rising sun glistens on the waves only feet away. As you stroll about you will come across the skull of a whale, washed ashore almost fifty years ago.
Over the years, the Murphy's have provided services such as schooner supply runs, rum running, moon shining, boat building, blacksmith shop, farm produce, and sport fishing. It was a time of folklore and music by the kitchen stove.
While we still carry on a few of those traditions we now enjoy nightly campfires only feet from the Atlantic Ocean while serving freshly steamed mussels which have been picked by our guests on our weekly Mussel Tours, all compliments of the Murphy's. We still sing songs and tell tales of long ago, often bringing in local residents to tell some of their stories of days gone by. We encourage our guests join in the fun and to enjoy each others company, perhaps meeting a new best friend.
Leigh & Isabelle Murphy, Founders of Murphy's Camping