The island is heavily wooded, with several fresh water ponds and two significant coves, one is sandy and suitable for swimming. Both are suitable for the construction of docks.
The island itself is remarkable. With its substantial size, this unique property offers the ultimate “get away” for those seeking a spacious and multi-faceted return to nature that only an island left to nature for over 100 years can provide. The topography includes rocky bluffs, pasture and dense pine and hardwood forest. There are pasture lands (long overgrown), two ponds and several freshwater streams running through the property. There are also two sheltered coves suitable for dock construction and swimming. The density of the vegetation is remarkable. Landing at the northern cove, one can venture only a few hundred feet before encountering thick brush and trees, sometimes so dense they are difficult to traverse. This is an opportunity for a true adventurer!
This seemingly remote island off the coast is conveniently located only a few miles from the largest town in Cape Breton Port Hawkesbury boasts a thriving community of 3,200 residents with ample shopping, schools, medical care, equipment sales and rentals, a marina and hotels, restaurants and nightlife.
MacNamara’s Island is protected just to the south by the presence of Rabbit Island, which serves as a buffer and barrier. As a result, while Rabbit Island is barren from the exposure to the North Atlantic, MacNamara’s Island is unscathed and has been blessed with continuous growth of pine and hardwood forest, pasture grasses, ferns and native plants.
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