Best places in Ingonish Beach

Discover the best places in Ingonish Beach, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 34 places in the village.

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Salty Rose's & the Periwinkle Café image
Salty Rose's & the Periwinkle Café
👍👍 I loved the cafe. The breakfast sandwich and coffee were delicious. Opt for the smoked salmon add-on. You won't be disappointed. The service was excellent. I enjoyed browsing the gift shop and thought I might purchase an item later. Unfortunately, they were closed when I returned. I highly recommend...
4.80 (594 reviews) (~6.71 km from centre)
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Middle Head Hiking Trail
Hiking area
👍👍 Our very first trail at the park. We were perhaps the one of the few first ones to enter the trail. The hike is a. It difficult as the terrain is quite uneven and has few ups and downs that could tire not so fit people easily. There are benches throughout just in case. Most of the trail is covered...
4.80 (215 reviews) (~4.26 km from centre)
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Coastal Restaurant & Pub
Homespun comfort food like burgers & seafood chowder in a comfy space with a bar & deck.
$$ $$
4.50 (891 reviews) (~5.96 km from centre)
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Groovy Goat Farm Co
Novelty store
👍 Dropped by on trip around Cabot Trail on a Sunday afternoon. Small, home-grown store at roadside with barn full of goats just behind it. Nice variety of products made from goats milk with cheese planned for the future they told me. Each bar of soap is expensive - 5-6 bucks - but nice products and...
4.80 (168 reviews) (~6.8 km from centre)
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Franey Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Challenging hike with fabulous views. The steep way is definitely the best hike. The longer, less steep way is still nice (forested with a creek part of the way) but is a forest service road and less interesting. If you don't have joint problems, take the short way out and back. Definitely also go b...
4.80 (137 reviews) (~2.73 km from centre)
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Middle Head Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Awesome trail... with great views along the way and spectacular lookouts. The fresh smell of the water and fabulous fragrance of all the trees and vegetation. Tip: go right at the fork ...finish the trail to the 2 lookouts and return back to the fork and go left back to the Keltic lodge. You will l...
4.80 (137 reviews) (~3.46 km from centre)
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Andrew's Pizzeria
Pizza restaurant
4.50 (361 reviews) (~3.13 km from centre)
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Ski Cape Smokey
Ski resort
👍👍 The Cape Smokey Gondola was an excellent experience. While it's a little on the pricey side the view is amazing the entire way up. AT the top in the off-season there isn't a whole lot to do other than admire the view. We undertook a hike to the lake which was about 35-45 minutes back into the woods,...
4.40 (432 reviews) (~1.48 km from centre)
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Seagull Restaurant
A menu featuring an array of seafood & pub fare in a simple setting with water views.
$$ $$
4.40 (427 reviews) (~6.9 km from centre)
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Pathend Brook Lookout
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Really nice lookout on the Cabot Trail. Probably the first one worth stopping at for a few minutes if you’re coming up on the right side of the map/trail. No hiking required. Located just past Duncan’s Beach. Better views on a nice day. Lots of clouds in the morning. Not much else to it.
4.90 (93 reviews) (~6.24 km from centre)
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Ingonish Chalets
Cottage rental
Rustic quarters near the beach, offering free Wi-Fi, fridges & microwaves, plus a kids' playground.
4.60 (164 reviews) (~4.71 km from centre)
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Knotty Pine Cottages
Cottage rental
Cozy pine cottages offering harbour views & beach access, plus kitchenettes & gas BBQs.
4.40 (301 reviews) (~1.69 km from centre)
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Ingonish Visitor Centre
Visitor center
4.60 (140 reviews) (~1.1 km from centre)
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Brookside Take Out
Fast food restaurant
👍👍 First of all, calling this place “fast food” is an injustice. This needs to be distinguished from the likes of TacoBell and Wendy’s. This is a small local joint run by some hard working ladies that deliver on quality. This was the only place that was open when we checked in to our cabin. I needed s...
4.50 (171 reviews) (~6.45 km from centre)
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Cape Smokey Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 I sadly wasn’t able to visit last fall, so this was my first time seeing this. The year before in 2020 they were in the process of constructing it. I’m so happy I got to go. A small hike with spectacular views and a Geocache find as well!!!
4.60 (128 reviews) (~5.41 km from centre)
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Main Street Restaurant
👍👍 We had lunch at Main Street Restaurant on our way to Cape Breton National Park. Overall good service and yummy dishes!  Lobster Roll & Seafood Chowder, um, I can't describe...   It's the most delicious dish we tried in Nova Scotia,  as per my son's words :) It should be a must-try on your bucket lis...
$$ $$
4.20 (563 reviews) (~0.51 km from centre)
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Skyline Cabins
Rustic complex of homey cottages with satellite channels & BBQs, plus decks & minifridges.
4.50 (138 reviews) (~0.51 km from centre)
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Cape Breton Highlands Links
Public golf course
18-hole course with mountain & Atlantic views, known for its challenging fairways & bunkers.
4.30 (247 reviews) (~2.75 km from centre)
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Ingonish Beach Campground
4.40 (162 reviews) (~1.93 km from centre)
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Doucette's Market & Eatery
👍👍 Fresh sandwiches, bottled water, ice, the customer service absolutely turned my day around. Will definitely put this place on our map when we come through again.
$$ $$
4.40 (151 reviews) (~0.02 km from centre)
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