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 Bay St. Lawrence 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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  • Very nice campsite. Very friendly and helpful camp manager. Fantastic views. Road up to it (unpaved) easy to do
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  • Drove up from Cheticamp what a trip, roads variable but the view and food and warm welcome worth all the effort....really encourage anyone driving in Cape Breton to add it to their itinerary!  more »
  • 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 »

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