Shore from Margaree Harbour

Shore from Margaree Harbour
Photo 12 of 25: Shore from Margaree Harbour
Taken 2005 July 30 in Margaree Harbour from the Shore Road (Highway 219)
beside the stop sign at its junction with the road into Margaree Harbour
GPS 46°26.072'N 61°06.561'W

The view here is across the Margaree River’s mouth looking north along the coast towards Chéticamp. Chéticamp Island is the far distant land above the red barn and the mountains back of Chéticamp are still visible at the far right. In between the two, much closer than either, are hills at Cap-le-Moine, which hide Chéticamp itself from view.

The houses directly across the Margaree River are in Belle-Côte, whose name means Beautiful Coast, and a most appropriate name it is, as this photo well attests!

The long spit of land from the middle to the left of the photo is a fortified sand bar on the river side of which lie the piers and the harbour area (a bit of the pier can be seen at the far left of the photo). The Gulf side of the sand bar is Belle-Côte Beach. I heartily recommend driving out along this spit, accessed from the Cabot Trail at the north edge of the village of Belle-Côte, for its beautiful views.

The terrain along this part of the coast is again relatively much lower than the coast above Chéticamp, though at this point the mountains are already moving closer to the shore once again.