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Black Brook Beach

Cabot Trail | Neil's Harbor, 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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Fort St. James, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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