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Black Brook Beach

Nova Scotia, Canada (Formerly Cape Breton Highlands National Park)
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Black Brook Beach is located approx 25 kms north of Ingonish Beach on the east side of Northern Cape Breton on the cabot trail hwy.  It is located in... more »
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Black Brook Beach is perhaps one of the worlds most beautiful beaches. I must admit that I am partial to Cape Breton and have travelled to the Highlands National Park many times over the past ten years. However every summer I must visit this gem of a beach.This is about one and half hour drive from our wee cabin near... More

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Black Brook Beach (Ruisseau Black), located along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, should be included on the list of exotic, must experience beaches of the world. With the backdrop of the stunning Cape Breton Highlands, this hidden treasure provides a tranquil sensory delight. The sun-drenched wrap-around beach, beautiful cascading waterfall, and refreshing ocean swim on a warm summer day... More

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Nestleton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Fabulous area to enjoy the beach, park or picnic area. Large parking facilities, clean washroom area, children's play area and hiking trails all in one area! Plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours in this area. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beach view from one of the picnic tables. A perfect spot to stop and breathe deep... More

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

At least it used to be a secret. When we went 40 and 20 years ago it was empty. This time it was full, but there is plenty of parking. Facilities: washrooms and changing, places to cook, great hikes from the beach. Beach is round rocks (bigger than softball, smaller than basketball) that have been moved from the ocean's edge... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A very nice beach with some nice views. There was only 1 other couple there when we were there.. There is a waterfall at the left end of the beach. Water was warm.

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Madison, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Atlantic Coast trail which goes up and over Black Brook cove is breath takingly beautiful! Take each side trail and pause to enjoy all the sea and mountain vistas. You can make this hike longer if you are willing to pick your way across a cobble beach to continue your hike. What an amazing place!

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you like boogy boarding or just jumping the waves then this is the beach for you. Hours of fun and warm water to boot!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a beach for families. The sea is shallow and therefore warm and safe for children. If you want to relax go to a different beach.

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This lovely beach and green area is a great place for body surfing waves...be very careful of the undertow...the Brook section is a great place for children and adults to play in the brook as it flows out to the waves of the Ocean...on this side of the beach the waves are not as large and there is no undertow.... More

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St. Stephen, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Such good waves and scenery, great sand and swimming water. Although there was a mysterious sulfur waterfall abour 50 yards away — whats going on there?

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