The BEARDMANS is located at the beautiful "Canada’s Musical Coast", a coastline shaped by music. Many renowned musicians and artists live closeby door by door and there is always live-music going on. Get more informations and check the current Festivals & Events:
Our Vacation Home sits direct at the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail at the second section called the "Ceilidh Coastal Trail". The scenic trail leads 92 km (57 mi) from the Canso Causeway to the Town of Inverness on the west coast of spectacular Cape Breton Island and is a great experience for bikers, hikers, runners, quadders and horse-back riders. An excellent attraction which is adjacent to the BEARDMANS, so you can literally start walking or hiking from your backyard.
The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in the village of Judique offers daily lunch Ceilidhs, live concerts with authentic traditional music and also international artists, an exhibit room, fiddle and piano workshops, and a gift shop. Just 10 minutes by car from the BEARDMANS.
Visit the famous CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL in October 2017. One week packed with music, energy and excitement. Stay tuned and get your accomodation booking for the BEARDMANS soon!
At the small seaside community of Port Hood you will find miles of sandy beaches on the warmest waters in eastern Canada (20 min by car). There are the annual Chestico Days and Lobster Picnic festivals. The Port Hood Provincial Park has nice walkways over the dunes and a beautiful sandy beach as well. Don`t miss the sunsets at the West Mabou Beach, which is home for Kite Surfers and beach treasure hunter. And by the way: Enjoy your own undisturbed private beach anytime at the BEARDMANS, swimming, bathing, canoeing - everything is at your doorstep!
Play at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, a dramatic Golf Course set in a rugged oceanfront landscape.
In 2016 Cabot Cliffs has already cracked the top 20 of Golf Digest’s 100 greatest Golf Courses in the world.
The Golf Course in Inverness is a 50-minute scenic drive from our location.
The BEARDMANS is a great starting point for the famous Cabot Trail and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Cabot Trail is considered one of the world's most scenic destinations, with stunning ocean vistas, old-growth forests, prehistoric rock scarred by glaciers, and the mysterious Cape Breton Highlands. You can take a spectacular round-trip you will never forget easily in one day: starting at the Cabot Trail in Margaree Forks, which is around 1h 10 min by car from the BEARDMANS, followed by the magnificent Cape Breton Highlands National Park and after a day of one of the most amazing sceneries Canada's, heading back via the Englishtown ferry to the beautiful town of Baddeck. On your way back have a stop at the Red Shoe Pub and let the day sink away with live-music and a delicous meal. Life can be so good!
In 2017, we celebrate Canada`s 150th anniversary! The government of Canada is offering a Discovery Pass, which gives you free admission to Canada`s National Parks und Historic Sites. For our guests we have already ordered Discovery Passes, which gives you free access to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2017.
The large Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island offers many beautiful vistas. Get a boat, sail it and visit Baddeck with sailing and boating facilities and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. The village of Baddeck is around 1h 15 min by car from the BEARDMANS.