Looking for an alternative to flying during the coronavirus pandemic? If you'd rather take a scenic road trip for your next staycation holiday, we've rounded up the the best road trip destinations and must-visit road trip routes if you want to drive on the world's most beautiful coastal roads
1. The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
Located on Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the Cabot Trail in 298 kilometres of stunning sea views and lush evergreen forests. Don't miss Lakies Head on the north eastern coast of the island, a rocky lookout with spectacular views. Ten minutes north you'll find Neil's Harbour, which is well worth a visit even if only for the cliff top lighthouse ice cream parlour.
The trail skims the edges of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a huge area of rolling hills and enviable hiking routes. On the north western coast the small community of Pleasant Bay offers visitors a whale interpretive centre and whale watching tours. Don't miss the Rusty Anchor restaurant for fresh locally source mussels, oysters, lobsters and fish, as well as a delicious array of cocktails.
It is advised that visitors loop around the island anti-clockwise so it's easier to turn into the various look outs peppered around its coastline. Perfect for anyone exploring the east coast of Canada and New England by superyacht, yachts up to 130 metres can moor at the Halifax Waterfront Marina on the southern coast of Nova Scotia, which hosts a number of regattas throughout the year.
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