Where did Meat Cove Get It’s Name?

Meat Cove is a beautiful fishing village located on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s unusual name is believed to have originated from the area being used as a popular location for hunters to dress animal carcass’ during it’s early history.

It’s small population is descended from Scottish settlers and most are employed in the fishing and tourism industries. Surrounded by the Cape Breton Highlands on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other Meat Cove makes for a popular tourist destination in the summer for tourists!

Current Owners of Meat Cove Campground

The Maclellan family, hosts of Meat Cove Campground, have lived and fished in Meat Cove Cape Breton for eight generations. They currently manage all the campground amenities, summer activities, and are very knowledgeable regarding the area history of Meat Cove.

They provide wonderful fresh food from the new foodtruck location at the beach area. There are fully functioning bathrooms and showers at the campgrounds. There are also cabins in which to rent if you don’t want to bring a trailer, RV or tent.

If you are looking for a great place to camp in Cape Breton, then come to Meat Cove Campground roughly a two hour drive from Sydney or Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia.

Contact us to find out how to book a cabin or the new 3 Bedroom Chalet  ~ Call 902.383.2379 to book!


Location: 2479 meat cove road, Capstick, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, b0c1e0

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