Kidston Island Lighthouse, Baddeck

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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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  • We love Kidston’s Island A great place to enjoy sun, fun and local happenings There is a lifeguard, changing rooms and plenty of space to enjoy the beach after taking a ferry to the island  more »
  • We only had an afternoon on Baddeck and after walking the downtown area, we took the very short, free ferry ride to Kidston Island. There was a nice beach with lifeguards along with a bathroom and cha...  more »
  • This is a very attractive red and white lighthouse, built in 1912, and automated in 1960. The original lighthouse was constructed back in 1875, and they stood side by side for a few years. Good to see...  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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