Follow your Heart

There is a reason we live in Cape Breton and why we are glad to call this wonderful Island our home. We invite you to find out what this part of the world makes so special. Sure enough you can do countless adventure- and leisure activities, you are always embraced by the ocean and you will meet the loveliest people, but there is still some more, why your heart will never leave.

Things to do in Cape Breton

Canada’s Musical Coast

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:

Canada’s Musical Coast Cape Breton

Restaurants close to us

There are some good restaurants near the BEARDMANS, that we would love to introduce you to. In some pubs there will be live music for you to enjoy, make sure that you check the music schedule before you visit.
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Pubs in Cape Breton
Restaurants on Cape Breton Island

Discover the Celtic Shores Trail

Our property is located on 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.

Celtic Shores Trail Cape Breton

Kick your Heels up at a Ceilidh

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 Cape Breton. One week packed with music, energy and excitement. Stay tuned and get your accomodation booking for the BEARDMANS soon!

Ceilidh Judique Cape Breton

Living the Beach Life

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!

Port Hood Cape Breton

Golf The Cabot Way

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.

Golf Cape Breton Island

Rock the Cabot Trail

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!

Cabot Trail Cape Breton

Boating on the Bras d'Or Lake

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.

Bras d'Or Lake