Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island

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Experience a slowed-down slice of Nova Scotia life at Meat Cove, a rural fishing community on the northernmost tip of Cape Breton Island. The unusual name for this village likely refers to the hunters who dressed in animal carcasses in the area's early history. Take the drive along the St. Lawrence Bay for memorable views along the remote coast (do prepare for some tough driving conditions). Park and snap a few pictures, or hike along the rugged landscape for a bit. With fishing and tourism as the main sources of income for the community, you can be sure to find excellent seafood dishes among the restaurants here. Try the fish and chips. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Sydney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Meat Cove and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I drove to this place and found complete happiness, its stunning to see the farthest point of Nova Scotia,Theres a tiny place to eat and cold beer is also served,and if you like peace and quiet you ca...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Really far away, but worth the drive over the slope. Great prospects, you should run be sure the Little Grassy Trail (20 minutes in each direction), there are other trails. Nice addition to the National Park.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Remote area. You have to camp there to experience the beauty at Meat Cove. We camped there for one night. There is a beach you can get down to and there is a secret hiking trail you can hike out furth...  more »

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