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eastern coastal highway from Halifax to Cape Breton

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eastern coastal highway from Halifax to Cape Breton

Is the eastern coastal drive from Halifax to Cape Breton very interesting and how much time does it add to a trip from Halifax to Baddeck? It looks like it goes through many small towns and would appreciate opinions as to whether it is "worth it" to go this way in one direction?

p.s. what do locals call the "east coast" of Nova Scotia? on the map it looks both east and sort of south

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1. Re: eastern coastal highway from Halifax to Cape Breton

We call it the Eastern Shore or Marine Drive. It is very scenic in places. It is an area with few people and fewer amenities but well worth the drive if you have the time:

http://goo.gl/maps/4sZ4B

http://goo.gl/maps/BW1Fk

We stayed at the Seawind Landing in Charlos Cove and recommend it highly.

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2. Re: eastern coastal highway from Halifax to Cape Breton

Yes it's very scenic recommend if fine day either on way up or down, if rainy not worth it can also be foggy.

If you have time stop in either Martinique or Clam Harbour both gorgeous beaches. Liscomb Lodge great spot to stop for lunch.

If you don't stop in Charlois Cove as Maryann mentioned, you could go on to Guysborough very picturesque, they are also developing eco tourism there's a Coffee Roaster, great Pub, Bakery and wonderful Manor Inn Des Barres. All the info here.

www.authenticseacoast.com/dine/#.UZE8aKLvuSo

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3. Re: eastern coastal highway from Halifax to Cape Breton

Oh thank you Lulu. I was going to ask where would be a good lunch spot on the Marine route. You read my mind :)

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