Pleasant Bay is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The community is located on the Cabot Trail, 141 kilometers from Port Hawkesbury.
Today, about 350 people live in Pleasant Bay. Fishing is the main livelihood - lobster in spring and cod, crab and mackerel in summer and fall. Autumn is a spectacular time of the year to enjoy the vibrant red, yellow and orange hues of the forests continuing on for miles. Winter life involves mending lobster traps for the next season, snowmobiling, visiting, and cross country skiing.
Winter roads are maintained by the National Park through the mountains and the Department of Transportation in the village. Shopping, banking, medical and dental appointments are done in Cheticamp, Sydney, or Halifax.
Pleasant Bay is a oasis for hiking, fresh seafood and peaceful encounters in nature. The forest land abounds in many species of birds, coyotes, fox, snowshoe hare, and of course moose.