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“One of the best beaches in the Maritimes.”

Kennington Cove Beach
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The trick is to drive right past the first beach and go to the 2nd beach. Amazing waves, clean, clear water and loads of fun. This beach is not well known- even to Cape Bretoners so enjoy the solitutde!

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

After visiting the fortress we took a drive past the fortress to Kennington Cove Beach and it was very nice . It is a cute little beach and a great place on a hot day to take a stroll and walk your dog . I believe if you know the area you can drive to an even nicer beach below this one . Watch out for the jelly fish though .

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I loved the waves, holy jeez!! they were amazing. Our family had so much fun, bbq, sun tanning, children digging and burying each other in the sand. Awesome. Little tricky to get down to the first beach, but the second one was great, stone stairs no wheel chair access though that would pose a problem for someone who need assistance and no life guard on duty at either beach. We still had a blast anyway!!

1  Thank cheryl M
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

My partner and I visited this beach in July 2013. The weather was overcast and a little cold so we didn't see it at its best. My interest in Captain James Cook was the primary reason for our visit. It was on this beach that James Cook learnt to use the plane table, a surveying instrument that enabled accurate marine charting, a discovery that was to transform his life. Cook used this skill in his future navel career to chart many coastlines around the world including Newfoundland, New Zealand and the east coast of Australia.

4  Thank Darren P
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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.

3  Thank Barry H
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