Meatcove Oceanside Campground Cape Breton

For those outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a little ocean-side camping in Cape Breton or elsewhere in the Maritimes there is one campground that stands the test of time – Meat Cove Campground!

Located in Northern Cape Breton just off the Cabot Trail stands one of the most popular campgrounds in Cape Breton that boasts many cabins, trailer and tenting sites as well as an Oceanside Chowder Hut that serves up tasty Atlantic lobster daily.

Meat Cove Campground offers the natural beauty of camping by the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular sunrises and sunsets, campers take advantage of the many things to do while in the area like excellent dining, walking trails, ocean kayaking, whale watching, swimming, boating, and other outdoor activities.

The sun shining off the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean is something that you won’t soon forget when you wake up each morning.  Whether you are staying in your camper, tent or cottage, you will find the beauty Northern Cape Breton to be breath taking and the staff friendly and accommodating.

This family run campground has been around for many generations and welcomes old and new campers to stay at their ocean-side campground that has so many things to offer including moose sigtings, bald eagles, nesting birds, and whale watching to name a few.

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Highlands National ParkCape Breton Island is located in most northern end of Nova Scotia, Canada.

There is a roadway that encircles the whole Island for hundreds of miles passing rugged coastline and picturesque landscape called the Cabot Trail. The long 5-6 hour drive bypasses the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Ingonish. Close to one-third of the Cabot Trail passes right through the Highlands National Park which features dozens of look-offs that you can stop and take breathtaking pictures.

Stop at places like the Skyline Trail footpath that overlooks the cliffs of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Skyline Trail is a 7 km hiking trail that lies on the western side of the Cabot Trail, near French Mountain in Cape Breton. Known for migratory whales and the magnificent ocean-side view, thousands of visitors come to the Skyline Trail each year to take in the beauty.

Drive to the Sydney Nova Scotia waterfront to see the Giant Fiddle (Big Fiddle) that plays Celtic Music year ’round to the many visitors who pass by.

Things To Do In Cape Breton

While you are in the area staying at Meat Cove Campground there are so many other things to do in Cape Breton if you have time. Here are a few other things to do while in the area:

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail Music Festival

Puffin Tours

Golf in Ingonish

Alexandra Bell Museum Baddeck

Fortress of Louisbourg

Big Fiddle Market Sydney NS

Highland Village

Two River Wildlife Park

Cape Breton Online Clothing


Book A Cabin

The upcoming camping season is once again coming upon us fast so why not check in with the Meat Cove Campground to book a cabin early to make sure you don’t get left out in the cold, literally. They are taking cabin reservations now so don’t delay, call ahead now so you won’t be disappointed: 902.383.2379




“Miss this place quite often! Best fish hands down too, and the whales in the morning? Absolutely beautiful!”

~Sierra Y.


“Best Scenic view so far nice people! Good trail for hiking and nice kayak path Thank you Justin!”

~Martin T.


We tried chowder in just about every village we stopped in and Meat Cove Chowder Hut was our favorite of them all!

~Geri F.


Oceanside Camping in Cape Breton