Kidston Island Lighthouse, Baddeck

The Kidston Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Kidston Island, located in the Bras d'Or lakes, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The original lighthouse on Kidston Island was built in 1875. The present lighthouse was built in 1912 and the two stood side-by-side for some time. The lighthouse can only be accessed by boat; a ferry operates during the summer months.
Using our world travel planner, Baddeck attractions like Kidston Island Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Kidston Island Lighthouse
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Kidston Island Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
49 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Normally it was easy to access to Kidston Island Lighthouse in Baddeck but during our visit to the area, there was heavy rain. As such, we only viewed the lighthouse at a distance.  more »
  • We took the free ferry to Kidston Island in order to see the lighthouse up close and personal and we were so glad we did. After photographing the lighthouse we found a path around the island and...  more »
  • A short trip on the ferry payment via donations to the sailing club. A nice island to walk round. The lighthouse was quaint and there was a big swimming area and raft all with lifeguards for the kids.  more »
Google
  • Nice little light house, we didn’t go to the island as we didn’t have enough time to spend at Baddeck. Probably next time. Just before the dusk sunlight shines this lighthouse, best time for a photo opportunity. A good place to see this light house is from the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
  • Great place to fight the heat! The supervised swimming section is quite small and limited though with rough sand. It is a sandy entrance into the water though and a gentle descent into deeper water. Rough on the feet after awhile though. Trails are available straight to the lighthouse door and around and through the island. They are marked here and there but are not maintained and be prepared to go off trail into the woods to avoid large fallen trees. The swimming area is great for city folk wanting to see sea creatures! As seen in my pictures attached here in, we found a d held a tiny purple sea star and then came across a dead dark purple jelly fish. Plus there are countless little fish and crayfish swimming and crawling around your feet. All in all, the ferry ride to and fro is free and it's a great place to spend a hot humid day!!
  • Great hike, nice beach.
  • Great little beach on a sunny day with a free (donation accepted) little boat shuttling back and forth from the one of the Baddeck jetties. Some little covered picnic tables and a little area to swim.
  • The eye-catching Kidston Island Lighthouse is visible from the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site as well as from beautiful Baddeck harbour.
Places to stay near Kidston Island Lighthouse

Plan your trip to Baddeck

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Baddeck

Hidden gems in Baddeck

4.5
Duration:3​h
4.9
Duration:30​min
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h

Nearby attractions in Baddeck

4.9
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration:1​h 30​min

Golf in Baddeck

4.0
Duration:2​h

Historic Sites in Baddeck

4.2
Duration:30​min
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:30​min

Plans to Kidston Island Lighthouse by other users

11 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Baddeck BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Baddeck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Nova Scotia & Charlottetown BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans