Ingonish Beach on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia is not your average beach, but a temporary bank of sand that is swept away every winter by waves and redeposited in the spring, creating a barrier between the sea and a lake.
Time your trip right (Mar–Apr), and expect both salt- and fresh-water swimming, and access to a wealth of marine life, including lobsters, salmon, and trout – rich pickings for anyone keen on fishing.
The unusual beach is part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a wilderness area that provides opportunities for many outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, canoeing, and whale-watching. And it goes without saying that this majestic place is a camper’s dream – Cape Breton Island sits on the dramatic eastern seaboard and offers visitors a surprising amount to do for somewhere so far off the beaten track.
Ingonish is a popular tourist destination in Victoria County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The regional economy is tied to fishing and tourism. Tourist facilities include Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Keltic Lodge, a downhill skiing centre, and a public golf course, the Highlands Links. Wikipedia