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“A Great Place to Spend a Few Hours”

Kidston Island Lighthouse
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Baddeck
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I have been to Baddeck many times since I was a child and today was the first time I ventured to Kidston Island. I sailed around it many times and always wanted to see what was there and today curiosity got the better of me. The shuttle boat, which is a small pontoon boat that holds about a dozen people travels back and forth to the island throughout the day during the summer months. The crossing from the main docks in Baddeck to the island only takes about five minutes. It is free but because the service does run on donations, it is a good idea to donate as much as you wish in order to keep the service running. On the island, there is a supervised beach, washrooms and change rooms, picnic tables and a walking trail. The walking trail is in three sections which can all be done at once or you can just do one or two parts. The longest route possible is just over 2 kilometers so it doesn't take very long to circle to entire island and you will see two lighthouses, a scenic rest area and Bald Eagles. The island was nearly deserted when I was there so it made for a wonderful relaxing along the shore with my book, away from the crowds of busy Baddeck!

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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

The lighthouse us a beautiful attraction and can be viewed both from the shores of baddeck, but you can also take a short trip by passenger ferry to the island. From the ferry landing it is just a dirt walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is closed abc locked do not lots to do. Just a typical small Canadian lighthouse which is nice to take photos of!

Thank Tandemania
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We stayed at the Silver Dart loge and the people there were great with things to do with the Grand children. They told us to check out kidston Island because there is no beach in Baddeck. A short, ( free ) boat taxi across the harbor to the island with a very nice beech. all necessary facilities even it's own Light House to explore. free and a nice way to spend an afternoon

1  Thank Swampnort
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

a lovely Lighthouse on a small island easily seen from the wharf in Baddeck!! I believe there is a ferry service that you can take to the island for an up close look!!

Thank FloridaNativeGirl
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Best place to just get a beach tan in Baddeck. Take the path behind the bbq place to a nice set of picnic tables. Awesome views.

3  Thank david f
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