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Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail

Havenside Road, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Terrific place to visit. First there is the fort, then the lighthouse, and the trail to top it off... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jonathan K
On a beautiful day it doesn't get better than this!

This trail starts by the Louisbourg Lighthouse and goes along the coast with spectacular views of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Havenside Road, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrific place to visit. First there is the fort, then the lighthouse, and the trail to top it off. You could spend all day in just this one cove. The trail is well maintained, offers beautiful views of the entire area, and has much history...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail starts by the Louisbourg Lighthouse and goes along the coast with spectacular views of the Ocean. This trail is in the open as opposed to most in Nova Scotia which are in the trees. The wide vistas, beautiful wild flowers and crashing waves...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy drive from the fortress. KMs of gorgeous hiking trails along the coast with rocky lookouts and boulder beaches. We hiked for hours. And the weather was better than at Peggy's Cove.

1  Thank Nadia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this more or less by accident and at the end of a fairly full day of having fun at Fortress Louisbourg, so possibly I could have enjoyed it better when I had more time. That said, I found the trail not difficult to...More

Thank virtus18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the trail, it's easy and lots of great views along. Couldn't stop taking photos. Too bad we ran out of time since I would have loved to go to the end. A must do!

Thank stefonik
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with the girlfriend and had a blast we hiked two days. The first bit of the trail was way better because it was easier there was so many great views. Just be advised the remainder of the trail past the beach is an...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great short trail, mostly very easy but there is a short section at the loop end where it is over small boulders, about 10m. If going anticlockwise round the loop, look for the trial to your left. The trail runs close to the low cliffs...More

Thank Paul_of_Ashby
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a grateful coastal cliff walk in a coastline forest. Trail is improved and a easy to moderate level gravel path. Give yourself 2 hours to enjoy. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the views which are spectacular seascapes. Parking g us at...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

There are only a few places in the world that I have literally sat down and forgot time...this is one of them. The rugged and unspoiled environment reminds me of a certain part of The Algarve. Nature has her say, of course. But to bear...More

2  Thank NorthumberlandJulieR
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The trail is only 1.5km (just less than a mile). It runs from the Louisbourg Lighthouse car park, along the coast, with a loop at the end next to a cove's beach. There are numerous benches to rest along the way. The going is easy...More

Thank Stevethearchitect
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