Experience one of the most rugged camping locations that Cape Breton has to offer near the coastal communities of Meat Cove, Ingonish, Dingwall, Cape North, and Bay St. Lawrence at Meat Cove Campground!

Meat Cove Campground is at the top of the Island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and are are located within the boundaries of the Cape Breton Highland National Park.

Touted by many as one of the best places to camp on the Cabot Trail, this Cape Breton Campground has all the amenities you will need for a great vacation including WiFi, Showers, hot food at the Chowder Hut Restaurant, walking trails nearby, and the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets in Eastern Canada.

Rugged Camping Experience at it’s Best

If you are looking for rough camping then come to Meat Cove Cape Breton to experience rugged camping at it’s best. The Skyline Trail is nearby as well as many other popular hiking trails on the Cabot Trail.

Tents Campers RVs Cabins

Whether you love to camp in a tent, camper, RV, or a cabin, Cape Breton has something to offer for everyone! From rugged landscapes to seaside camping, Cape Breton is a home away from home for many people looking to explore Canada. Meat Cove Campground is not to be overlooked as far as a great place to explore our great outdoors in Cape Breton!

Set up you tent, gather up some firewood, grab a bowl of seafood chowder at the Chowderhut Restaurant, and settle in for the evening with a roaring fire watching the most amazing sunsets you have every witnessed!

Meat Cove Campground is located on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island and is surrounded by majestic mountain scenery, walking trials, and beautiful ocean sunsets. If you are looking for the rough outdoors rugged camping experience in Cape Breton, set your coordinates for Meat Cove! There are over 30 un-serviced campsites and a few wilderness cabins that you can stay in.

The Chowderhut Restaurant keeps campers fed each day during the camping season services up hot seafood chowder, mussels, lobster sandwiches and mouth watering clams & fries!

Each campsite comes supplied with a fire pit and of course a hot shower is not far away. There is a new shower house with hot running water, flush toilets, and access to fresh drinking water right in the campground.

Looking for something to do on a lazy afternoon? Then you can rent a kayak and go whale watching, go bird watching, hiking or biking on a number of marked trails in close proximity to the camp ground. Yes, you don’t have to go far to experience a great camping trip in Cape Breton.

  • Hot Running Water
  • Full Menu
  • Flush Toilets
  • Licensed Deck
  • Fire Wood
  • Sit In/Out While Eating
  • Grills
  • Free WI-Fi
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Camp Cabins (With Outside Deck, Table & Chairs Inside, Bring Own Bedding)

Meat Cove Campground Testimonials

“I have traveled 3 continents as a photographer over the last 32 years. Meat Cove is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Thank you Justin for allowing me the incredible pleasure of being at your slice of heaven on earth. Peace and love until we meet again!”

~Sue C


“Stunning views, great service and amazing food with homemade fries! The owners are local and happy to provide any information on the area or take a group photo. The last 8kms of the road are a bit challenging but worth the drive!”

~Lyn D

Cape Breton Campground Offers Rugged Camping Experience