At the north-east tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Aspy Bay beach is a very long stretch of beautiful sand,just a short hop off the world-famous Cabot Trail which encircles the northern part of the Island, and encloses Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The trail was named after John Cabot of Bristol, who is thought to have landed here in 1497, though scholars think he may have landed in Newfoundland. In any case, a park commemorating his landing is right behind where I took this picture. This image shows just a tiny fraction of the beach but I liked the contrast between it and the steep forested cliffs which form the background of much of this coastline.
Taken in October 2006 with a Sony DSCF828 camera.