Meat Cove

A beach that exudes rustic charm, Meat Cove is located in a rural fishing village that is the most northerly settlement in Nova Scotia. Camping is a popular way to enjoy this beach as there is a grassy camping area looking over the beach and popular trails that lead to stunning overlooks. Another highlight of this destination is the popular Meat Cove Chowder Hut, which serves chowder and other nourishing dishes. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent a kayak and explore the coastline.

Getting There

To reach Meat Cove, which rests on the North end of Cape Breton Island, you’ll need to fly into Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport and rent a car. From the airport, it will take you about three hours to reach the cove. Non-stop flights are offered daily from Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Edmonton, and one-stop flights leave from Boston, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. From Europe, you can catch a one-stop flight in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam.