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Virtually Tour 7 of Cape Breton Island’s Beaches

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Get yourself inspired for warmer weather by exploring some of our beaches from the safety of your own home. Make sure to take some notes, these beaches are not to be missed and will help create memories so your heart will never leave.

long beach on cape breton island at sunset

1. Cabots Landing Provincial Park

Cape Breton Island’s longest beach can be found at Cabots Landing Provincial Park. This beach connects Burton’s Beach, Dingwall Beach, or 4 Mile Beach. Whatever you call it, it’s the perfect place to go if you want to get away from the crowds and just keep the ocean air and sunshine all to yourself.

2. Black Brook Beach

Looking for a beach that’s more than just a beach? Well, Black Book Beach in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the place for you. It’s the perfect place for a family to stay and play. Do some swimming, explore a waterfall that’s just around the corner, let the kids play on the playground or explore some coastal hiking trails that are just moments away.

3. Ingonish Beach

Ingonish Beach in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of Cape Breton Island’s most popular beaches, and for good reason. This beach stretches for over 2km! This beach has an amazing view of the Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, Cape Smokey, and Middle Head hiking trail. If you need to splash around in fresh water, don’t worry, Freshwater Lake is located just a short walk away!

4. Port Hood Beach

No list of Cape Breton Island beaches is complete without mentioning the Beach Capital of Cape Breton, Port Hood! Port Hood is home to five, yes, that’s correct, five beaches! Not only does Port Hood have five beaches, it’s also home to some of the warmest waters in all of eastern Canada. Waters here can get as warm as 24Cº!

5. Point Michaud Beach

If you’re looking to be a bit more adventurous during your next beach visit then have to visit Point Michaud Beach Provincial ParkCape Breton’s South Coast is home to some of our best surf locations on the Island and don’t worry if you don’t know how to surf, you can just attend the surf school. They’ll have you hanging ten in no time!

6. Inverness Beach

Inverness is home to rich history, amazing artists, craft beer, some of the best golf courses in the world and Inverness beach is another feature that can’t be ignored. This beach, and accompanying boardwalk, takes you along the edge of Cabot Links and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the perfect place to cool off after hitting the links!

7. Chimney Corner

This hidden gem of a beach is home to some of the finest sand on the Island. It’s only a short drive from Inverness and Margaree so you can go tubing down the Margaree River or go for a round of golf and then spend the evening at this beautiful little beach. It may look small but there’s plenty of space for everyone!

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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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