To contact us: Marc Peterson & Patti Gass

Phone: 902 633 2229 (office)

             902 633 2510 (campground)

Fax: 902 633 2229


Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground is a gorgeous twenty acre site in Kempt Shore, Hants Co. Nova Scotia with 800 feet of sandy beach frontage on the beautiful Minas Basin at the mouth of the Avon River. This is the site of the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival, held the third full weekend of July when we present a variety of world class music to fans. Everything from blues, folk, country and jazz to Texas swing, all done through microphones as much as possible  and not electronically augmented, allowing the artists to show their special talents.


New this year is the Pickers & Songwriters Campout, August 23 - 25. A fun and informative weekend featuring mentored guitar styles picking, songwriters and painting workshops, open mics and main stage band & artist performances


The Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground has serviced (water/electric) sites and hundreds of un-serviced sites, free hot showers and flush toilets. We can accommodate and welcome large and small group campouts, tours, clubs, reunions etc.


The views and sunsets are gorgeous, there is a health clinic across the street, a quarry lake, a perfect place for a swim two minutes away. Surf fishing for striped bass is done from the beach. The campground offers back to nature type of experience. We are  open for camping June 1st to September 30th. You get here, we will make sure you have a good time.


Dedicated to bringing world class music to Hants County

Kempt Shore 2019

home of

the Annual Acoustic Maritime Music Festival


Kempt Shore Festivals



Acoustic Maritime Music Festival

July 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st


Pickers & Song Writers Campout

August 23rd, 24th & 25th



Campground open from June 1 to September 30th



Open for camping June 1st to Sept. 30th

Serviced site (w/e)  $30 plus HST

Un-serviced site  $25 plus HST

Day visitors $5 ea., under 12 free

No reservations for camping during festivals

Dump station for campers $10

Click here to see festival pictures


Click here for pictures of the 2017

Acoustic Maritime Music Festival