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Overview of Meat Cove Campground

Number of Sites 25

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 65 ft / 19 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

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Site Quality
Asheville, NC 21' Escape Trailer Industries 21 NE Ram 1500
52 reviews
“An Experience”

Reviewed 9/21/2016

Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Sweet little campground perched on top of a cliff with fantastic views out over the ocean. Sites are a little variable but we scored a sweet spot right on the edge with views in all directions. Keep an eye on the weather, we got surprised by 50+ mph winds our first night there. There are a couple of hikes you can take right out of the park, the Cape St Lawrence hike was amazing on the day after the storm. If you do go out that way be aware that there is a bull loose on the land and he's very aggressive.

There is one bathroom with one shower as well as two pit toilets. Probably could use more for the size of the CG but they are kept nicely clean. The restaurant was fun and a nice thing to have available.

It's a bit of a haul down a potholed dirt road to get there. I wouldn't recommend anything other than a smaller rig, space in the CG is pretty tight and level spots are limited.

Site Quality

HortonsTravels would stay here again

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Adventures of Dave and Ann
25' Airstream International CCD 2014 Toyota Sequoia
63 reviews
“Spectacular view on a cliff (and a good restaurant!)”

Reviewed 9/4/2016

Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 9
Overall Rating

With a name like Meat Cove... This private park sits almost at the northernmost tip of Cape Breton Island. You'll need to head out about 8km of washboard gravel to reach it, but it's worth it when you get there. Sites are first come first served, but checkout is 11:00 am so that's the time to show up. Everything will typically be full by 4 or so if not earlier.

For tents, bicycles or motorcycles, there are a number of sites lower on the cliff towards the water that are great. Vans or truck campers can get to any of the first several in the lower section and find a reasonably level spot. For larger trailers, you can either do what we did which was turn around by the restaurant and back down the steep gravel access road into site #9 which was awesome, pull into a long straight site on the other side of the road but with less of a view, or back into to the upper "corral" just across from the little restaurant. All doable but bring your A game.

The beach is a short scramble down the cliff or a walk around on the road. Seals in the water and tons of cool rocks. Restaurant serves fish and chips, seafood chowder, a great (but pricey) crab sandwich and cold beer, all with a view!

Wifi available for free but hit and miss with a full CG. We had good cell data service otherwise.

Site Quality

Adventures of Dave and Ann would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • restaurant
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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