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Kidston Island Lighthouse

Address: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Baddeck
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Cute little Lighthouse..viewed from Boardwalk..in Baddeck.. Not able to get to the Lighthouse...but nice back drop of the Bell's Mansion..

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Kidston Island, known for its lighthouse is made up of a small woods and cozy sandy beach complete with lifeguard. A shuttle boat transported us over to the island free of charge, no reservations needed. It departs from the local wharf right behind the charming Kidston Landing Boutique filled will local arts and crafts. Besides taking the short hike to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a good place to go if you want to swim, especially with kids. There is a short loop trail with some nice water views. The lighthouse is not open for viewing.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved this store!!! The owner was there and helped find a Canadian flag made of wood to hang on a post at the beginning of our driveway. The sign was made in Canada - no China product here!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the view of the lighthouse from Baddeck. We took the ferry across and found a nice little beach for swimming. I decided to venture down the beach and around the corner to get a closer look at the lighthouse and found a magnificent rocky beach with a magnificent view of the bay. My family spent hours... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I have been to Baddeck many times since I was a child and today was the first time I ventured to Kidston Island. I sailed around it many times and always wanted to see what was there and today curiosity got the better of me. The shuttle boat, which is a small pontoon boat that holds about a dozen people... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The lighthouse us a beautiful attraction and can be viewed both from the shores of baddeck, but you can also take a short trip by passenger ferry to the island. From the ferry landing it is just a dirt walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is closed abc locked do not lots to do. Just a typical small Canadian lighthouse... More 

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Nova Scotia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at the Silver Dart loge and the people there were great with things to do with the Grand children. They told us to check out kidston Island because there is no beach in Baddeck. A short, ( free ) boat taxi across the harbor to the island with a very nice beech. all necessary facilities even it's own... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

a lovely Lighthouse on a small island easily seen from the wharf in Baddeck!! I believe there is a ferry service that you can take to the island for an up close look!!

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Corralitos, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Best place to just get a beach tan in Baddeck. Take the path behind the bbq place to a nice set of picnic tables. Awesome views.

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