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Beautiful stroll on boardwalk

Beautiful views while strolling on the well constructed boardwalk. Nice sculptures too at the far... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tammyBaltimore_Md
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Take a stroll

This is a lovely place to take a stroll, whether a tourist or a local. Always nice to be by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Acadia80
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Halifax, Canada
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Want to experience Sydney? Visit our Sydney Waterfront District - a safe, clean, inviting, and walk-able district with a business-friendly area for residents and visitors to experience our unique and vibrant small town atmosphere. Home to a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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333 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was ten years since I was last in what I remember to be a rather boring, sleep town with nothing to offer other than a rustic restaurant offering freshly caught Maine lobster. Thus, I was very surprised to see the newly revamped Sydney waterfront...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views while strolling on the well constructed boardwalk. Nice sculptures too at the far end. Can't go wrong if you like walking.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sydney has done a fine job sprucing up its waterfront with more restaurants and pretty view of the nearby water and The Big Fiddle. We had dinner at two restaurants during our three day stay at Sydney.

Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a plan to walk along the waterfront before we arrived, but it was a pleasant surprise when our cruise ship docked in this area. The wooden boardwalk was nice. Everyone walking seemed to be having a nice relaxing walk. It is very...More

Thank Don P
MichelleW5830, BID Executive Director at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us here in Sydney! Make sure you come back again for a visit when you can stay longer and enjoy everything Cape Breton has to offer :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Sydney decades ago and it is heartwarming to see how alive the waterfront has become. I enjoyed the boardwalk and the various kiosks along the way. Adds beauty to my hometown.

Thank Head5353
MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. Glad to have you back! Hope you can make it home again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our day in the waterfront area of Sydney. We stopped in a local pharmacy. (Mary the pharmacist helped my husband) we bought post cards. People on the street said hello. The staff at the post office (I mailed the cards) were nice...More

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MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kindness! We love it here too. Hope you can come back soon, and stay a bit longer. Cape Breton Island has so much to offer.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to take a stroll, whether a tourist or a local. Always nice to be by the water. There is a boardwalk making it easy to navigate if mobility is an issue. The giant fiddle is a must see but there...More

1  Thank Acadia80
MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are too kind. We are certainly very lucky here in Sydney and Cape Breton. Hope you can come back soon!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Dockside is a lovely restaurant in a great location on the Sydney waterfront. The service and food were excellent.

1  Thank Pattie S
MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is certainly an excellent addition to our already beautiful waterfront. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived as a day stop on a cruise and greatly enjoyed the pier facilities with its artisan arts and crafts market as well as the friendly locals who were just happy to chat. A boardwalk stretches out south along the bay and leads through...More

2  Thank Wanderering1
MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back and stay a little longer to enjoy our many shops, arts, and culture experiences that we have to offer here in Sydney and Cape Breton Island.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Located on the esplanade in Sydney Nova Scotia a very scenic walk along the boardwalk.Hotels and great food and pubs close. On a beautiful day you can sit outside and have your lunch or supper and sip on a cold one!!! The cruise ships dock...More

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MichelleW5830, Executive Director, BID at Sydney Waterfront District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review and kind words. Hope to see you back soon ;)

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ysheley
19 July 2018|
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Response from MichelleW5830 | Property representative |
Hi there, yes there is an amphibious vehicle that takes you on a tour of Sydney - by land, then by sea! It is pretty cool, I've taken it myself and as a local really enjoyed it. It is called the Harbour Hopper. If you google... More
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BarbR390
4 April 2018|
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Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
The harbour in Sydney is quite wide. There are boats that can bring you to the waterfront district. It is worthwhile. I hope this helps.
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emily2grooms
3 September 2017|
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Response from DonnaA1326 | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of that bus but if you call Transit Cape Breton at 902-539-8124, they will help you. Hope this helps.
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