Area & Activities

About Point Michaud

Located on Cape Breton's south-eastern shore, Michaud Point extends into the Atlantic and is bordered by the pebbly western and the sandy eastern beaches. Point Michaud Provincial Park occupies the eastern end of the eastern beach and includes a picnic area, change houses and latrines.

Michaud Point offers stunning scenery, secluded coves, bird and seal watching. The sandy eastern beach is the centre for surfing lessons, sand castles, swimming and shell gathering. Its 2 km length assures plenty of peace and quiet even at the peak of summer.

Point Michaud is part of the L'Ardoise and Lower L'Ardoise community, an old Acadian settlement with roots extending to Fortress Louisbourg and to the Grand Derangement. Originally primarily a fishing community it still boasts an active fishing wharf and some of the finest lobster and crab in Nova Scotia. A locally run lobster pound keeps the catch fresh and readily available throughout the season.