Skip to main content

Broad Cove Beach


251 Broad Cove Campground Rd

902-224-2306


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

This hidden gem of a sandy beach can be found at the foot of the Broad Cove Campground. Dip into the Atlantic and rinse off in the neighbouring brook. Washrooms can be found within the campground. Contact Parks Canada staff for access to the accessible washroom. No lifeguards on duty.

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

Jigging Cove Trail

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Birders and other nature lovers will enjoy the varied wildlife on this short relaxing trail, following the shoreline of a small man-made lak...


46.7878 -60.3466

Warren Lake

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 13 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s largest lake with resident loons and incredible mountain scenery warms up quickly in the summer to p...


46.7127 -60.3838

Jack Pine Trail

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This scenic trail overlooks the Atlantic coastline and winds through a post-fire jack pine stand. This pocket of jack pine is significant be...


46.7786 -60.3322

Locals Know Blogs