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Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 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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  • Weren't sure about taking the extra time to go to Meat Cove, some said it was worth it others said don't bother. We took the extra time to drive to the tip on a curvy road. When we came out at Meat Co...  read more »
  • Meat Cove certainly has a beautiful drive in and is a stunning destination. Having said that there are similar views that are easier to get to along the trail. Going to Meat Cove is one of those thing...  read more »
  • Meat Cove is located in the northern tip of Cape Breton and is a small community at the end of the road. The trip to Meat Cove offers some great coastal scenery and ends in a small community with a ro...  read more »
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