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“A Beach with a History”

Kennington Cove Beach
Sydney, Canada
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A Beach with a History”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Kennington Cove Beach is really a series of two beaches which we call the first and second beach. It was on this beach during the second attack on Louisbourg over 250 years ago that Captain James Cook learned how to make maps, a skill which he put to good use. These beaches were used by the British during the attack to land troops and their artillery. The beaches are beautiful but the water can be cold, and not just a little cold. Also, the weather can be a bit unpredictable at times as fog can roll in unexpectedly. You should bring insect repellant as the flies can be an issue. There are bathroom facilities as well as picnic tables. Camping is not allowed, but there are campsites and hotels in Louisbourg about 4-5 miles away.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Glace Bay, Canada
1 review
“Beautiful and fun”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Great waves but be careful of the undertow.. lifeguards on duty but a great spot, just wish It wasn't such a long drive to get there, would go more often.

Visited July 2012
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Thank leekified
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Good waves and great sand.”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

The key to Kennington Cove Beach is not to stop at the first beach you see, but to keep going to the second beach. This beach is bigger and has a fresh water stream for the little ones.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Vanessa R
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New Waterford, Nova Scotia
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10 reviews
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“beach”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

first time I went to Kennington cove was 2 yrs ago by accident. I have since visited it a few times, beach is spectacular, waves are awesome. a real pleasure to be on the beach.

Visited July 2012
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Thank DeeQuigs
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Sydney, Canada
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Great Ocean Beach”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

One of Cape Breton's best ocean beaches. All the locals love the "second beach." No lifeguards though. Just drive past the first beach and you are there.

Visited August 2012
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