Port Hood is a small village located on the western coast of Cape Breton Island on the Ceilidh Trail. The most popular attraction in the area is the long, sandy beach and scenic boardwalk. The beach is perfect for swimming because the waters are calm and warm.
Other popular activities that can be enjoyed in Port Hood include hiking, kayaking and boat tours that allow visitors to view whales and other marine life. Port Hood Island is only accessible by boat and there is a boat that ferries visitors back and forth to the island where there is an uncrowded beach. A visit to The Chestico Museum & Historical Society is a great way to learn more about the village and its people through a number of artifacts, displays, pictures and archives. There are two festivals that take place during the summer months in Port Hood; The Annual Lobster Picnic Festival and Chestico Days.
Port Hood and its surrounding area is vastly different from other parts of the island. The land is mostly flat but coastal and the sunsets are said to be among the most spectacular on the island. A favorite activity among locals and visitors alike is to take a scenic drive along the beautiful coastline through the little villages that dot the area.
Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. anotherdayforgrace.blogspot.ca