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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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Natural beach... hidden gem

Our ride started breaking down on the road to Cabot Trail, so we pulled in to this area to take a rest and regroup. As soon as I saw the beach, I was energized immediately, took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
New City, New York
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New City, New York
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98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our ride started breaking down on the road to Cabot Trail, so we pulled in to this area to take a rest and regroup. As soon as I saw the beach, I was energized immediately, took off my shoes and just went directly to the water. It was beautiful, a tiny beach that didn't have a billion people on it... More 

Thank oatografia
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Many years ago we stopped here and my husband and son went into the water and then used the waterfall bathtub formation to clean off the salt water. My husband was overjoyed to be able to see it again.

Thank elva111
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This beach was absolutely great and beautiful and clean. Some people were in the water the day I was there. A playground and lots of places to picnic make it ideal for lunch. I didn't take the hiking trails but the view alone was worth an hour long stop.

Thank Ignacio O
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Best fish and chips I've ever had! Rhonda is so sweet and takes the time to recommend some great places in the area. That's how we found Glenora Inn whiskey distillery. Thanks Rhonda!

Thank swighton
Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a nice quiet beach when we visited it, unsupervised, so be careful of the waves and under current. Walk to the left and there's water falls coimng out of the forest. Nice beach. Beautiful views and the sound of the crashing waves is really mesmerizing.

Thank Camper4life420
Nova Scotia, Canada
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100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This beach is phenomenal. Better than the beach is the adjacent area just around the bend where you can eat your picnic lunch at one of many picnic tables, each in its own little nook. The view is so breathtaking, you'll be sorry when you have to leave no matter how much time you have there. The surf is beautiful... More 

Thank CoalLady
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Cheryl F
Glace Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
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 :)

Thank MarisaSampson3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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750 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank George M
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Brent J

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