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Address: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

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We did not have time to visit the Kidston Island Lighthouse but we took some great photos of it from a distance. We will certainly stop and visit it on our next trip, which will... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have time to visit the Kidston Island Lighthouse but we took some great photos of it from a distance. We will certainly stop and visit it on our next trip, which will be in the fall of 2017.

Thank jimhabsfan
Beatrice, Nebraska
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Obviously the light house is lovely. However, using a few angles and props from the area create a real masterpiece. For example, the best overall picture angle we found was to go to the Bell Museum on the hill, lie down uphill from the bright orange, yellow, and red flowers, place your shot with them in the foreground and the... More 

1 Thank jasonpence26
Pointe Claire, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Such a beautiful view. Never got close to it but it is in alot of my pictures. Would have loved to visit it. Next time it will be my first visit

Thank Melarossa61
West Lafayette, Indiana
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374 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Even if you don't make the trip to the lighthouse, you can still enjoy and easily photograph it from the wharf. Evening is a great time to photograph it and the boats in the harbor. The lighting is great and constantly changes providing no end to the different angles and compositions.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Such a beautiful, picturesque area. We take our kayak & canoe, and head out to different places each summer. So far we've never been disappointed. We completely circled the island, and got so many awesome pictures. Pulled up on shore ,on the back side of island for a little investigation (seashells) All the while watching the 'Amoeba 'sailing tour. Special... More 

Thank Marlene P
Waterloo, Canada
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137 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This beach is a ferry ride of 5 minutes from the marina in Baddeck. The ride is free but donations are appreciated. There are minimal facilities at the beach, along with four covered picnic tables. Its a nice sand beach, and you can walk around the point to the lighthouse. The kids were entertained and there is a floating dock... More 

1 Thank snowomyn
Dallas, Texas
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133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The lake and surrounding hills provide a scenic backdrop for the lighthouse from across the harbor. We did not take the ferry to actually visit it, but it's a great photo opp while in Baddeck.

1 Thank Stacey H
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice that the ferry is free to take you to Kidston island. We were excited to see the light house and it was very nice. The trail is not well maintained which was disappointing. Ferry staff looked very disinterested which was sad to see. If you have children and want to swim, the swimming area looked very fun. I... More 

1 Thank Brenden G
Halifax, Canada
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87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great activity to do in Baddeck. Go over to govt wharf and take the ferry over to Kidston Island for a swim and a walk around.

1 Thank AllycatCanada
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Any day is a fun day heading over to Kidston's Island. Take the Lions Club Ferry over to a sandy beach with picnic tables for fun in the sun and swim. Kids of all ages enjoy this spot.

1 Thank janbK6058QR

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