Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island

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. Take a look at our Dingwall online itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Meat Cove and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 6, 2017
    We stayed 3 days in Meat Cove. Beautiful scenery with lots of hiking trails. There is a public beach next to the camp sites where you can cool off in the brisk water. They have a great little restaura...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    This place is for four-wheelers, primitive campers, and folks who want little to nothing to do with another human being. Just know what you are doing before you set out on the road to nowhere.  more »
  • 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 »

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