Capstick, Cape Breton Island by George Cousins

Capstick, Cape Breton Island by 

Capstick is at the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. To get to it, you drive on the Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and where the Trail crosses the island from west coast to east coast, another road branches off to Cape North. Following that road brings you to the village of Bay St. Lawrence and just before entering it, one more road branches off to the west and follows along the coastline to Capstick and Meat Cove, which is the end of the road, literally. It’s a very rugged coastline with many headlands, small beaches, and scattered country homes built along the road between the Atlantic Ocean and the interior forest. This picture, taken in October 2006, shows the hardwood trees very near the peak of the autumn colours. Camera, Sony DSCF828.


  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    What a stunning place George , a lovely shot too.

  • Thanks Irene, it’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you could find anywhere.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 6 years ago

    Takes my breath away, George !!!

  • Thanks Stan. The road from the turnoff to the very end is only about 10 miles or so, but you could stop every few feet and take photos, and probably still miss quite a few.

    – George Cousins

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful view from here, excellent capture George! :D

  • Thank you Kathie, It’s off the beaten track so doesn’t get the flood of tourists, but being born and raised on Cape Breton gives me a little advantage.When I was a boy the only access was by boat!

    – George Cousins

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 6 years ago

    Double wowzer again. Gorgeous.

  • Thanks Teresa, much appreciated. I always try to go back there every year, still lots of views that I know I’ve missed.

    – George Cousins

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmealmost 6 years ago

    Great view…it just has such a story book quality to it…just beautiful.

  • You’ve been there Della, so you can really appreciate the problem of trying to point the camera in every direction at!

    – George Cousins

  • Trevor  Capstick
    Trevor Capstickover 4 years ago

    Capstick holds a special place in my heart and it is awesome to see others enjoying it. My family and I own most of the land through there and I doubt it will ever be sold. Hopefully. That rock beach used to be quite a busy place back in the day with a warf and many fisherman.

    Trevor Capstick

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 4 years ago

    Hi Trevor, very pleased to met you.I was raised in Cape Breton and my Dad used to sail on the “Aspy” and “Aspy 2” when I was a kid. I’ve always loved the north end of the island especially. In fact, at the moment I’m writing you from Halifax and hope to get back up there before I leave. I hope you and your family can always keep the land just as it is now.Few places in the world can come close to it’s beauty and peace.

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