Capstick Coast

Capstick Coast
Photo 4 of 25: Capstick Coast
Taken 2005 October 13 from the Meat Cove Road
4.5 km (2.8 mi) from its junction with the Bay St Lawrence Road in St Margaret Village
GPS 47°00.07?'N 60°30.39?'W

Capstick is a picturesque small community that lies at that point along the Bay St Lawrence coast where it changes from a westerly direction to an almost northerly direction, heading off towards Cape St Lawrence, forming Wreck Cove, Capstick’s former name (changed because there were two other Wreck Coves in northern Cape Breton). The houses at Capstick are strung out along the road to Meat Cove like a necklace of pearls; they sit below the northernmost end of the Cape Breton Highlands, which, in this photo, were just beginning to don their fall colours.

Shortly beyond Capstick, the paved road becomes a gravel road that continues on to Meat Cove. This entire road from St Margaret Village to Meat Cove is a ”must see”, offering stupendous views every foot of the way. If you’ve never been along this coast, you owe it to yourself to make the journey. You won’t always find the weather so fine as it was this splendid day, but bide your time for a sunny day and hie ye thither!