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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  • 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 »
  • Take a picnic go for a swim or walk on the shore to collect items from the beach. Lyons club offers a free shuttle back and forth.  more »

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Where to stay in Baddeck

Most of the town's quaint inns and bed and breakfasts line Margaree Road. Harbor views are almost guaranteed, and you can cover the small, low-rise town easily on foot, no matter where you choose to stay. Look even closer to the coast, along Water Street, to enjoy prime views of the town's iconic lighthouse.
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