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The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

A quaint village on the shores of Cape Breton Island, Mabou is a great place to get away from it all and relax. With world-class golf courses, the famous Red Shoe Pub, Cala Na Mara Cafe, scenic hiking trails, beautiful beaches, Celtic music, Mabou Marina, Glenora Distillery, and good restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A spectacular 92-km coastal trail that stretches from Port Hastings to Inverness, the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is the perfect way to experience all the natural beauty of Cape Breton and the Celtic heritage of the region. It is ideal for bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders, quad bikes and snowmobilers.

The West Mabou Beach Provincial Park

In addition to the beautiful sandy beach at the mouth of Mabou Harbour (off Hwy 19), the park consists of old farm fields and marshes with many walking and hiking trails. Other features include change houses, vault toilets and a small interpretive site.

Sunset Sands RV Camping

Just off the main road in Mabou, Sunset Sands RV Park mabou camping is a great place to stay and play. This campground is located right on the water so you can relax and enjoy all that Mabou has to offer.

Ceilidh Fisherman’s Co-op

The Ceilidh Fisherman’s Co-op is a great place to shop for fresh lobster and other seafood. They also have a little cafe that serves local cuisine and coffee.

Mabou River Inn & Cottages

Located in the heart of the village, the Mabou River Inn and Cottages is a great place to stay while exploring all that Mabou has to offer. This cosy 5-bedroom home is available for short-term rentals from May through October. It is pet friendly, free wifi and laundry is included in the price of your stay.

Mabou Highlands Hiking Trails

The Mabou Highlands Hiking Trails are a popular destination for people who love the outdoors and want to explore the spectacular scenery of this area of Nova Scotia. The trails were built by the Cape Mabou Trail Club, which was formed in 1993 and is a non-profit group dedicated to maintaining and opening up the hiking trails.