When we’re not hitting the links, you’ll often find us lounging in the sun on Inverness Beach, along with many other residents of Cape Breton Island. If you’d like to join in the fun, check out our list of the top five things you should know about beautiful Inverness Beach!
1. It’s home to the warmest waters north of the Carolinas
With the average ocean temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius (68°F), Inverness Beach is home to the warmest ocean waters north of the Carolinas (and that includes Cape Cod and Long Island). This makes it very easy to spend an afternoon swimming and floating in the ocean without worrying about catching a chill. Jump in, the water’s warm!
2. It’s big!
Spanning over four kilometres, Inverness Beach starts past the southernmost tip of Cabot Links and runs along the coast all the way to Cabot Cliffs. This means there’s enough space for a walk (or even a run) along the gorgeous oceanfront.
3. It’s less than 5 minutes from Cabot Links
When our guests ask us what they should do here when they’re not golfing, our first answer is always, “Head to the beach!” Getting to Inverness Beach from Cabot Links couldn’t be easier, since you can make the short walk in just minutes. (By the way, if want to catch some rays on your way back from touring the Cabot Trail, there is free public parking available right at Inverness Beach.)
4. You can eat lunch right on the beach
With the Beach Cafe providing made-to-order lunches, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages at the edge of Inverness Beach, it’s easy to spend an entire day enjoying the sun and sand without ever having to leave.
5. A Lifeguard is on duty
In addition to being warm, expansive, and close, Inverness Beach also boasts lifeguards so you can enjoy your time, knowing that you’re swimming at one of the few lifeguarded beaches in Nova Scotia. Our fully trained lifeguards are on duty from 10:00am – 6:00pm, seven days a week.