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Escape To Nature

Relax.  Recharge.  Renew.

Location, location, location!   Cliff Waters Cottages offers three private cottages in Pleasant Bay central to attractions.


to Cliff Waters Cottages

Welcome to Cliff Waters Cottages, a vacation destination on the picturesque shores of Cape Breton Island's northwest coast.  Our well-positioned cottages provide a harmonious balance of comfort, peace and privacy, catering to those who like remote destinations, beautiful scenery and outdoor adventure.

We invite you to join us and discover the beauty of Cape Breton Island from the comfort of our private cottages, conveniently located in the heart of the Cape Breton Highlands.

The Cliff Water Cottage

The Premiere Destination on
the Island's Northwest Coast 

Cliff Waters Cottage is set on a private 89-acre oceanfront property with panoramic views of the ocean, sunsets, mountains and coastline. Whales and eagles are regularly spotted from the deck of this thoughtfully designed open-concept cottage.


The breathtaking property, with secluded beach access, is located just minutes from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and all it has to offer, making Cliff Waters Cottage the premier destination for couples who love privacy and the stunning beauty of Cape Breton Island’s northwest coast.

Cliff Waters Cottage sits on the cliff with panoramic views of the ocean and coastline
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 The Old Salt Cottage

The Adirondack chairs on the porch at the Old Salt Cottage are a great place to relax and unwind with family and friends
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The Most Central Location
for Families & Groups 

With room for up to seven guests, The Old Salt Cottage offers a rich blend of historic cottage charm and modern comfort in this well-maintained old-fashioned four-bedroom home, centrally located in the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


Whale watching, hiking trails, beaches, wildlife, shops, restaurants, and the Cabot Trail are just minutes away, making this the most central location for families and groups of friends exploring the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and all that it has to offer

The Trailhead Cottage

The Best Place to Stay on
Your Hike to Pollett’s Cove

Tailored for couples embarking on the 19 km return trek to Pollett’s Cove, this restful little retreat ensures a restorative stay. As a guest at our oceanfront acreage, we’ll treat you to farm-fresh breakfasts delivered to your door each morning. You can enjoy an outdoor shower with views of the vast ocean and mountainous landscape.


With it’s door opening directly on to the Pollett’s Cove hiking trail, this guest house offers an unmatched location for couples seeking to immerse themselves in remote beauty, providing a serene haven for rest and relaxation before and after the challenging hike to Pollett’s Cove.

The Trailhead Guest Cottage is clean and cozy and equipped with everything that you need to enjoy your stay
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Our high standard of cleanliness is one of the many reasons why Cliff Waters Cottages are such popular destinations. 


Since 2002, we have been welcoming guests and continuously improving our hospitality standards.


You will always arrive at a clean and comfortable space.


Our cottages are located on the stunning northwest coast of Cape Breton Island, in the charming town of Pleasant Bay, at the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, along the the world famous Cabot  Trail, with unparalleled access to the most scenic hiking trails in the region.  

Our location is prime, saving you time.


We have worked closely with our guests to identify what makes a cottage work well.  We thoughtfully stock all of our cottages with the things you need, and we take great pride in maintaining our cottages. 


You can trust that your stay with us will be hassle free and relaxing.


At Cliff Waters Cottages, we understand the importance of privacy when it comes to enjoying a peaceful getaway.


Our cottages and properties are designed to provide our guests with privacy, allowing you to truly rest, relax, and rejuvenate, both inside and outside the cottage.

There is room for you to be you.


We're available to help you with everything you need during your stay.


To ensure you are well-prepared, we'll send you our guest information package with directions, tips on where to get groceries, and things to include on your itinerary for the best vacation experience.

You will be independent, but not alone.


Get to Know Us

Cliff Waters Cottages was established in 2002 with the goal of inviting visitors from around the world to experience the breathtaking beauty of Cape

Breton Island's Northwest coast.


We take pride in our family's century long commitment to Pleasant Bay, with roots running six generations deep. 

We are dedicated to ensuring that your stay with

us is nothing short of exceptional.

Location, location, location!   Cliff Waters Cottages offers three private cottages in Pleasant Bay central to attractions.

Explore Pleasant Bay

From the rugged trails of the Highlands to the serene beauty of Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island offers an escape into a world where nature's magnificence is on full display. Experience the warmth of the local community, the richness of history, and the endless possibilities for exploration that make this area a unique and unforgettable destination.

Visit our 'Plan Your Stay' page for a comprehensive guide to the enchanting northwest coast of Cape Breton Island, where adventure and tranquility await at every turn.

The Picturesque village of Pleasant Bay, extends along the northwest coast of Cape Breton Island, with numerous beaches.