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A must see on the Cabot Trail

We drove the Cabot trail and decided to go off the beaten trail to Meat Cove. We saw a sign that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Murray H
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Worth the detour from Cape Highlands Park

Meat Cove is the northernmost community of Cape Breton (and N.S.) and the Mountain Trail makes it... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Claudia M
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the Cabot trail and decided to go off the beaten trail to Meat Cove. We saw a sign that there was also a “Chowder Hut” located at Meat Cove which we figured would be a nice spot for lunch. The drive was spectacular...More

Thank Murray H
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Meat Cove is the northernmost community of Cape Breton (and N.S.) and the Mountain Trail makes it worth going up there. We were alone on the hike. The first half is steep and through a beautiful (aspen? maple?) second growth forest. After you finish your...More

1  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A little out of the way but definitely worth the drive! Had lunch at the Chowder Hut overlooking the cove, then hiked up to a spectacular overlook. Almost drove off the road on the drive out gawking at the views!

2  Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A bit of a drive over rough terrain but a must-do when in the area. The views along the coast are amazing!

1  Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The camping area was full which speaks for itself. The food at the Meat Cove Chowder Hut was excellent. You can take picture after picture but until you see this area for yourself you then would appreciate it.

3  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We made it a point to drive out to meat cove when on Cape Breton, feels like a world away. Nice little beach to walk. The store wasn't open when we arrived. The road in our 4 wheel drive wasn't that distressing as others imply...More

1  Thank Sweetchic
Reviewed 2 August 2018

According to wikipedia 70 hardy souls call this their year round home. It was recommended to us in Pleasant Bay as a 'must see', and the views did not disappoint. One way in and one way out, but drive like you have some sense and...More

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Justin was absolutely accommodating and friendly. Loved his sense of humor and commitment to make our stay enjoyable. The landscape is breathtaking and magical. My wife kayaked the coast and found a large waterfall in one of the many bays. The restaurant was good and...More

3  Thank bradchase8261
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Meat Cove is the last "village" on the tip of Cape Breton. There are a few houses, cabins and spaces for camping, and a cafe, which has good fish and chips. The view is spectacular as you are up on a cliff overlooking the ocean....More

2  Thank Gil M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My wife is originally from Cape Breton and grew up being told meat cove was a sketchy place to go. Not sure why because this little place is the most beautiful place on Cape Breton Island. We can’t say enough good about this great place....More

4  Thank Chris-D7878
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