Upon its completion the Ben Eoin Marina will have 83 berths, making it the largest marina on the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The marina itself will be ready October 2012. The projected opening date for the club house and other facilities is May 2013.
N46 58.907°, W60 25.884°
Ben Eoin Marina is located on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Known as the “great inland sea,” the Bras d’Or Lakes covers 450 square miles, making it the largest inland salt water lake in the world.
The Bras d’Or Lakes has a reputation as being one of the greatest sailing destinations in the world. Either as a must stop over enroute to ports beyond or as a destination to spend several weeks cruising the lakes, the Bras d’Or Lakes enjoy the pleasure of welcoming many sailing vessels each year.
The renown Cruising Club of America was first formed on the Bras d’Or Lakes in Maskall’s Harbour. They continue to host regular flotilla’s traveling from a variety of ports throughout North America making their way up the coast to cruise the Bra d’Ors.
The Lakes generally offer friendly SW prevailing winds with a mild saltwater spray off your bow. The deep, soft bottom coves and harbours are endless for safe overnight anchorage. Land is always in site in these fog free waters. There are several marinas and related ports situate around the Lakes where all your provision and boating needs can be met. For more information about the Lakes “Cruise Cape Breton” is a must read.
Cape Breton Island is renown for it’s hospitality, music, food, and cultural experiences. The Island also has world class recreation facilities, most notably the famous Highland Links Golf course on the Cabot Trail and the Margaree River for the salmon fisherman.
While much has been written about our Island and we encourage you to take a moment to connect to some of the links on the contact page, in simplest terms our Island was best described by one of our most famous residents, Alexander Graham Bell when he was quoted as saying:
“I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simply beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”