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Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island

(3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Meat Cove is a beautiful location at the tip of Cape Breton. It can be a pain to access because of dirt roads and the long drive but it's well worth for the view you get all along the roads of Cape Sm...  more »
  • Great spot with a great campsite, waterfront views, excellent sunsets. A bit of a drive but well worth it!  more »
  • I've been visiting Meat Cove since the late 70's. To me it is peaceful paradise. In recent years we make an annual motorcycle pilgrimage to the end of the highway and camp for several days before head...  more »