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 didn't get close up, but enjoyed the views of this lighthouse from the pier. Next time we'll stay in Baddeck longer.  more »
  • Another attraction closed due to Covid. Businesses really need to advertise this fact to surrounding areas to ensure no time wasted by patrons. The only way this is accessible now is with a private...  more »
  • We took a cruise on a sailing ship around the lake and got great views of the lighthouse. On a beautiful day like we had, this is a beautiful lighthouse in a scenic location.  more »
  • 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.

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