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Ingonish Beach Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Date: May 15th 2020 until October 25th 2020

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, 1 km from the eastern entrance of the park. The campground is a sparsely wooded, quiet campground that is just a 10-minute walk to a sandy saltwater shoreline and freshwater lake beach.


Ingonish Beach Campground has 51 tenting sites with fireplaces, 5 equipped tenting sites and 4 oTENTiks. Many amenities located close by in the village of Ingonish Beach.

Campground services:

  • Washrooms with hot showers and flush toilets
  • Potable water
  • Kitchen shelters with picnic tables and wood stoves
  • Group fireplaces
  • Firewood
  • Nearby: laundry, camping supplies, internet, groceries, gas station, restaurants


  • Swimming in ocean or freshwater lake (surf guards in July & August)
  • Golf at the world-class Highlands Links
  • Soccer field, tennis court, playground and canteen at beach
  • Nearby in Ingonish: whale tours, craft shops
  • Visit with Parks Canada mascot, Parka, explore programs and BioBlitz. 
  • Nearby: daily guided coastal walks and adventure night hikes, square dancing (applicable fees) mid-June to mid-September, geocaching.

Get the whole family involved in geocaching to find Parka’s hat and learn to identify 5 native trees. Earn a Parks Canada souvenir and have a tonne of fun!

There are several walking/hiking trails, including:

  • Freshwater Lake – an easy walk around the lake -great for strollers.
  • Franey Mountain – it’s a climb but the reward is a panoramic view from the top.
  • Middle Head – walk on a stubborn rocky headland between two bays.

GPS location: N46 39.239 W60 24.043


Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only available from mid-May until mid-October.

Facilities / Services

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Bilingual staff available
  • Pets welcome (except in oTENTiks and Equipped Campsites)


  • Flush toilets
  • Showers (Free)
  • Unserviced
  • Cooking shelters
  • Open sites
  • Shaded sites
  • Swimming (lake)
  • Swimming (ocean)

This property accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Golfing

Admission: Park pass required.

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