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Meat Cove

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Address: Nova Scotia B0C 1E0, Canada

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BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE

We drove north of Cabot Trail on to Meat Cove on a gravel road. Hoped to see moose but only saw what they left behind! Beautiful view from northernmost tip of Nova Scotia.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lainey W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove north of Cabot Trail on to Meat Cove on a gravel road. Hoped to see moose but only saw what they left behind! Beautiful view from northernmost tip of Nova Scotia.

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oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We'd heard that the six-mile road to Meat Cove was sketchy, but it was in good repair and didn't present problems for our Class B van. The road is mostly gravel, but seemed to have been recently paved on some of the steeper sections. The seafood chowder at the Chowder House was super good. The campground is suited mostly for... More 

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Weren't sure about taking the extra time to go to Meat Cove, some said it was worth it others said don't bother. We took the extra time to drive to the tip on a curvy road. When we came out at Meat Cove the view was nice but no better then other viewing points right off the Trans Canada highway.... More 

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Meat Cove certainly has a beautiful drive in and is a stunning destination. Having said that there are similar views that are easier to get to along the trail. Going to Meat Cove is one of those things that a person should do just to say they did it. Going to the northern most tip of Nova Scotia is more... More 

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Bedford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Meat Cove is located in the northern tip of Cape Breton and is a small community at the end of the road. The trip to Meat Cove offers some great coastal scenery and ends in a small community with a rocky beach head. There is a small eatery and tenting facility on the hill overlooking the cove. Nice place to... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This hidden gem is worth the drive. It is Cape Breton's most northern tip! Just stopping to enjoy the beauty is entertainment enough. There is a small gift shop and restaurant with lobster rolls that are sure to make you smile. If you follow the road behind the gift shop to the end, you will see a trail marker. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Followed the road until it ended at meat cove campground. The chowder hut was just that.....a hut. But the chowder was very good!! Best to travel up here with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The road turns into gravel/dirt with many pot holes towards the end. The view is great. A good side trip off the Cabot trail if you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

At the top of CB Island Meat Cove is worth the extra 30 minutes drive off the main road. It is at the top of nowhere. Very isolated and great for the camping adventurer. The views are awesome.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Worth stopping by while driving the Cabot trail. Has beautiful views, hikes, restaurant, camp site and beach. We did one hike that was recommended by the guy in charge of the campsites, it was about 40 min return trip and had nice views at the top. The hike probably wasn’t an official one because the trail wasn’t very groomed, we... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop, end of the road! Very peaceful and beautiful place, beach is pebble, not sand. Couple people camping on the beach to enjoy the view.

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