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Address: Cabot Trail | Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Formerly Cape Breton Highlands National Park)
Phone Number: 877-737-3783
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playing in the surf and sand

This was a lovely place to lay in the sun and float in the surf. Get there early as it fills up quickly, with people parking and using the BBQ's and picnic tables. Loved watching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Cheryl F
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was a lovely place to lay in the sun and float in the surf. Get there early as it fills up quickly, with people parking and using the BBQ's and picnic tables. Loved watching the lobster scurry under your shadow as you were floating around. But don't touch them its a $10,000.00 fine plus for handling them out of... More 

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Glace Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking beach! Waves were huge and so much fun! Also went on the nearby trail which was just as beautiful :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a perfect place to have our picnic lunch when driving round the Cabot Trail. The beach is stunningly beautiful and the adjacent waterfall is very pretty, too. Certainly worth the stop along the trail.

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Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

With the exception of this summer which has been cold, this beach is the best Cb has to offer. Always warm water and monster waves. Great snorkeling, playground, fishing, and a warming area.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We love this beach as we like to ride the waves. At high tide, there is not much beach, but low tide is an excellent place with lots of sand and great scenery.

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful gem along the Cabot Trail. Bring a picnic lunch and breath the sea air. This is not a sandy beach though - I do not know if swimming is advisable but the shore is rocky. Gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The beach was rocky and the waves were rough, but it was exciting to explore and there were picnic tables to sit at. Very cool.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just before hitting Neils Harbour to the north, we came by Black Brook Beach. We noticed from the road the waves were large and pounding on the stacks of rocks. We parked at the lot and in front of us was a rocky beach with strong waves pounding it. What was unique to me was the waves would come in... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If it was this nice in the fall I would LOVE to come back in the summer! Nice sandy beach, warm water!

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Fort St. James, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing beach with white sand. Depending on the tides, you will have two beaches to choose from, one on the ocean and one closer to the bridge right on the brook where the water is moderately deep and kids can play without fear of being whisked away by currents. To the left is a waterfall and high cliff where some... More 

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