Skip to main content

Black Brook Beach


33637 Cabot Trail

902-224-2306

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating Based on 66 Reviews

Highlights

Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance. 

Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.

Parks Canada’s network of protected places is large and diverse. Visitor access, services, and even opening dates may vary across Cape Breton Island and Canso depending on local circumstances. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada places.

Overview

Take in the ocean views at one of Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s most popular beaches bordered by a gentle waterfall. Swim in the ocean or dip your toes in the freshwater brook. Gather with friends and family at the picnic shelter or fire pits on site. Launch an outdoor adventure on one of the hiking trails that connect to the beach, or spend an afternoon at the playground surrounded by nature. 

Change houses and washrooms, including one accessible washroom, are available. Park your vehicle in the paved lot north of Black Brook. No lifeguards on duty at this beach.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s operating season is from mid-May to mid-October, with full services in July and August. The Cabot Trail is open year round. A park pass is required for use of all services and facilities in the national park, including beaches. Revenues are used to maintain and improve park services.

For more swimming adventures, visit our website.

#KeepitWild

Please be responsible and join with us in caring for our environment. Take your garbage with you, keep wildlife at a safe distance, and stay on designated trails to protect fragile plant life. 

Nature, other visitors, and future generations will be thankful for your stewardship. 

Nearby Things To Do

Branch Pond Look-off Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

The trail explores Acadian, boreal and taiga land regions and leads to a viewpoint offering an impressive view of the Atlantic coast and the...


46.753 -60.365

Lantern Walk Through Time

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety ...


46.647012 -60.391812

Cabot Trail Food Market

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Dingwall

A one-stop shop. Where you can shop at leisure while we make you supper. Anything from a cheeseburger platter, to a hot pizza made to your l...


46.8840 -60.49930

Morrison's Restaurant

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape North

Family owned restaurant at the Top of the Cabot Trail serving home style meals in a recently renovated 100 year old building that was first ...


46.88439013959492 -60.50684049355257

Franey Trail

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 59 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish

Climb up and up to your reward at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the entire Clybur...


46.6608 -60.4227

Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Aspy Bay

Watch the waterfalls in the Aspy Valley below you as the river winds its way to the Atlantic. The name “Beulach Ban” is Gaelic, ...


46.81548 -60.62551

Locals Know Blogs