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Address: Cabot Trail | Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Formerly Cape Breton Highlands National Park)
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+1 877-737-3783

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Don't let the murky water turn you off

Just the fact that a waterfall flows into this beach makes it a must see. The ocean water has a lot of debris but once you get over it the water is warm and the waves are great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just the fact that a waterfall flows into this beach makes it a must see. The ocean water has a lot of debris but once you get over it the water is warm and the waves are great for body surfing. There are bathrooms and a grassy area with picnic tables.

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Kingston, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park Coastal Trail 11.3 km RT (7 miles) can be hiked from the Black Brook Beach end or the Neil's Harbour end. We chose to start at the Black Brook Beach end as the map on the Cape Breton Highlands National Park website showed more viewpoints at that particular end of the trail. You really... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We almost drove right past this gem of a beach on our Cabot Trail adventure but my mother was smart enough to pull in...my daughter wanted a selfie at the beach. Turns out it was the perfect stop as there is a waterfall right there to climb and enjoy while you watch the waves.

Thank Kerritea
Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The beach is beautiful and the waves were crashing in. There were a few people with surfboards but playing in the waves was so much fun! Nice to have the lifeguards on duty also! Hi light of our trip for sure!

Thank kgr4
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our favourite beach of all! We'd visited this beach multiple times - usually after visiting a trail first and then relaxing with our kids. The best way to access the beach is to turn off on the same trail as the Jack Pines trail (number 15). There`s an earlier exit which also says Black Brook Beach but is under construction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

this is my favorite place to come in the summer !!..Pack a picnic and stay the day..you will love the swimming in the ocean, and smell of the sea air

Thank Zoyrina
Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We enjoyed this with our dog. Went for a good walks with lucy and everyone was a happy camper. Nice and peaceful when we went. But can see it being popular.

Thank Sandy D
North Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Even on rainy day, this is an exceptional beach to stop and enjoy nature. Picnic tables, no crowds, and a gorgeous waterfall. I'll be back to enjoy it in the sunshine

Thank Asundermann
New City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Our ride started breaking down on the road to Cabot Trail, so we pulled in to this area to take a rest and regroup. As soon as I saw the beach, I was energized immediately, took off my shoes and just went directly to the water. It was beautiful, a tiny beach that didn't have a billion people on it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Many years ago we stopped here and my husband and son went into the water and then used the waterfall bathtub formation to clean off the salt water. My husband was overjoyed to be able to see it again.

1 Thank elva111

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