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.
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  • The Lighthouse is not in Baddeck, but on a small island not far away, where we were not. Nevertheless the country one can make beautiful pictures in this classic Canadian lighthouse, well integrated in the green area, almost shimmering in her white and red. Cute!
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  • Nice area with great photo opportunities, one of which is the Kidston Island Lighthouse. The whole area begs to be explored.  more »
  • I had fun looking to take pictures of the Kidston Island Lighthouse, in different places, to see this lighthouse from different perspectives. The first time I saw it, was from a window from the Alexan...  more »
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  • 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!!
  • The eye-catching Kidston Island Lighthouse is visible from the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site as well as from beautiful Baddeck harbour.
  • Trails on the island are a bit overgrown but still a fun hike around the island for an hour or so.
  • We did a full moon kayak tour to the lighthouse where we had dinner and music under the moon. We had the whole island to ourselves! Lighthouse was beautiful and fun to photograph. Tour was with north river kayak out of Baddeck
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