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West Coast Base first week of August

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West Coast Base first week of August

We are driving from PEI on a Saturday, via the Wood Islands ferry. Spending 7 days in Cape Breton, and would like to spend the first few days based on the west coast. It seems too far a drive to drive right through to Inverness or Margaree the same day, any suggestions for an alternative base? We are travelling with parents in their sixties and two girls 6 and 8.

Priorities are setting, cleanliness and proximity to music, hiking and whalewatching. Thank you!

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1. Re: West Coast Base first week of August

It is only three hours from when you get off the ferry in Caribou to Inverness. Margaree Harbour is not much farther. Also check out the Mabou and Port Hood area as well as the Inn at the Glenora Distillery.

Cheticamp is further, but would be a good base for several days. It is close to the things which interest you.

Edited: 9:55 am, June 20, 2012
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2. Re: West Coast Base first week of August

Thanks, very good to know. Won't rely on google maps so much. :)

Do you have any suggestions for where to stay in Inverness? It would be a perfect base, as would Cheticamp.

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3. Re: West Coast Base first week of August

I have not stayed in Inverness. In Cheticamp about five years ago during Celtic Colours we stayed in an old motel for one night. There are reviews here on Trip Advisor tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g1841318-Inverness_Ca…

and at the Nova Scotia website: www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx

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4. Re: West Coast Base first week of August

I got my times from Google maps, but maybe when you did it you were directed to take the bridge to New Brunswick and then drive all the way back east to Cape Breton.

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5. Re: West Coast Base first week of August

You may also want to look in the margaree area , Normaway Inn would more than likely have music on site for you and only about 40 minutes from whale cruises in Cheticamp . But this would not be located along the shore .

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