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Black Brook Beach

Address: Cabot Trail | Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Formerly Cape Breton Highlands National Park)
Phone Number: 877-737-3783
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not only do you get a gorgeous rocky/sand beach but the waterfall is breathtaking. We stopped to do a shoot for a cross country video and it was easily one of the highlights of the video. Perfect place for a photoshoot. You can find our video on youtube, "Canada's endless Beauty"

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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