We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ingonish Beach, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-285-2760
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Amazing drive and the views - wow!!

this is a great and steep drive up/down Cape Smokey with amazing views - there is a picinic area at the top that I wish we planned a stop at!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
wayneelliott
,
Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is a great and steep drive up/down Cape Smokey with amazing views - there is a picinic area at the top that I wish we planned a stop at!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eldersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is a Provincial park at the top with excellent views of the ocean. Be aware that the road is a bit steep and windy (it seemed like even the locals like to avoid it in fog or heavy rain), but it is the only way to Ingonish on the east coast. Most people drive the loop road the other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater NJ USA
Level Contributor
455 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great views and overlooks. Follow all your maps and lookouts and take fabulous photos of all sorts of gorgeous scenery. Visit the Information Center first and get your maps and details...Might even see a moose!

Was this review helpful? Yes
North America
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Skiing over the frozen Atlantic Ocean is an experience you're unlikely to get anywhere else in North America while staying inbounds. This small, community driven ski area is one of the friendliest you'll ever visit, and you'll likely be the only tourist there in the winter. It's a great chance to enjoy the off-season beauty of a very popular summer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rockwood, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The view from Cape Smokey is amazing. Pictures don't do it justice. You can sit there for hours just admiring it all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
227 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Cape Smokey is breathtaking. The road is full of twists and turns and is very steep, take your time and enjoy the scenery around you. You are surrounded by woods and ocean and all of natures beauty. Take the time to stop at the look offs that are throughout the area, it gives you a chance to really take it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Gatwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fantastic views, beautiful unspoilt countryside. We drove through the Cabot a trail and on the return to Beddedk we drove along Ingonish Beach. The drive was through unspoilt woods with fabulous views over the sea, the beach stop was glorious. Bathed in sunshine we could see a clear blue sea nestles in the trees

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Halifax Region, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The fall colors were outstanding and when we got to the lookoff's, the shoreline below us was rocky, and turbulent with the crashing waves. Even saw seals basking on the rocks!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nova Scotia, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were standing in the clouds........view was beautiful. Mind your driving & go easy on your brakes.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
nova scotia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stunning views, fall leaves were gorgeous. Thrilling drive on the curved roads! Clean and excellent services along the way.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cape Smokey also viewed

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
 
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
 

Been to Cape Smokey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cape Smokey

Address: Ingonish Beach, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-285-2760
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cape Smokey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?