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 Cape Breton Island 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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  • The Meat Cove CG of the same name is a real highlight of a Nova Scotia trip. Such a spectacular view is very rare in life. Absolutely make!!! (best to book in advance, you should want to stay overnight)
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  • Meat Cove is such an odd name as nothing really tied into the name. I asked the locals, there wasn't a monument once we arrived ... I'm still not sure why it is called Meat Cove! Elusive and doesn't r...  more »
  • So, you've made it all the way to Bay St. Lawrence... you definitely will want to make the extra trip to Meat Cove. On the way you pass through Capstick, and you're treated to lovely views, even on a ...  more »
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