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La Bloc Beach


17825 Cabot Trail

902-224-2306

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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

Connect with nature and local history with a visit to La Bloc Beach. Explore the pebbly shoreline, take a dip in the warm gulf waters, or savour a picnic with the sea at your feet and the mountains behind you. Keep your binoculars nearby to watch for the majestic sight of whales breaching off the coast. 

Learn about the fishing traditions of the nearby Acadian community. Take in the remnants of a historic wharf, still reaching into crashing waves of the gulf, and imagine life on the rugged coastline. 

Photographers will love the uninterrupted coastal views and the unique features of Presqu’ile and Pillar Rock close by. End your day at the beach to take in spectacular sunsets, and get inspired for your next adventure. 

Picnic area, interpretive panels and pit privies on site. 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.

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