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Burntcoat Head Park

611 Burntcoat Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2478
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We had been to the more famous Hopwell Rocks a few days earlier, but even so we were wowed by this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephenbkk20156
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Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Absolutely amazing

This is the third or so sight with extreme tidal waves, up to 50 feet in best times but 42 feet... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Monica8541
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Come and walk, play and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is home of the world`s highest recorded tides. 160 billion tones of water flow daily into the basin every 13 hours which is more than the combined flow of the world's freshwater rivers! Discover small species of ocean life in pools of ocean water left behind when the tides are out and walk for miles on the ocean floor. On site is a beautiful lighthouse and 3-acre park. You will also find, walking trails and a scenic view of the Cobequid Bay offering spectacular sunset displays in the evening. The replica lighthouse contains an interpretive centre about the Fundy tides, old lighthouses, and the history of the area. Gates close at dusk. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: The roads are twisty, Drive safely. From Truro/Halifax: Take the 102 to the Elmsdale exit, turn left at the lights. Continue straight. You will come to the crossroads, take a left towards Kennetcook and Noel. In Upper Nine Mile River take a right at the road to Kennetcook. In Kennetcook go past the Foodland and hardware store, veer left onto the 354 Follow the road to Noel, this will bring you to crossroads by the Church Cross the road onto the Burncoat road, past the firestation to the Burncoat Head park on the right. From Windsor: Take the Wentworth Road to Sweets Corner, Turn left Drive about 1/2 mile to the farm market, take a left to Mantua Drive until you pass a convenience store, and veer right onto the Lawrence Road. You will reach a fork in the road, veer left toward Belmont and Upper Burlington. Drive straight, you go through the communities of Summerville, Kempt Shore, Cheverie, Bramber and arrive in Walton. In Walton take a left then right up over the hill Drive through east Walton, Tennycape and Minasville. Just past the fire hall in Minasville you will take a left onto the Burncoat road, then to the Burncoat Head Park on the left.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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611 Burntcoat Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to the more famous Hopwell Rocks a few days earlier, but even so we were wowed by this place. We drove almost to the water's edge and parked. Followed an easy trail through the rocks and came out onto a beach unlike...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is the third or so sight with extreme tidal waves, up to 50 feet in best times but 42 feet today. Getting there can be a bit confusing but once you get there it's mind blowing. Check the tide schedule before do you get...More

Thank Monica8541
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This beautiful park is tucked away in a quiet, scenic part of Nova Scotia. The park is free admission with very good signage and facilities. There is even a place to clean your footwear after you return from the ocean floor. Try to time your...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely good opportunities for unique pictures of nature! Have never witnessed a tidal drop of this magnitude! Make sure to check well ahead of time and find out when low tide is, and you can walk out on the ocean floor? There are numerous steps...More

Thank Metatj
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We took the scenic route from Halifax to Truro and this was a stop on the way. Absolutely a fantastic experience. The view is amazing. The water changes so fast it unbelievable.

Thank TeamFfej
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I don't know how we didn't know about this spot! It is so amazing! I saw it on Instagram so we added to our summer to do list. So worth it! We have been to Hopewell Rocks and found this to be so much better....More

Thank nslisa
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A visit to Nova Scotia would not be complete without visiting Burntcoat Head at low and high tide. I say this with a little apprehension because promoting this incredible experience may put at risk one of the things that made this experience so enjoyable. In...More

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful free activity when visiting NS. Only an hour outside Halifax, and a natural park that's cool to explore, similar to The Rocks in NB, in that you can walk on the floor of the Bay of Fundy when tide is out....More

Thank Kulbi
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Drove along the coast from hopewll rocks, great road off the highway, my husband enjoyed the change:) There is no admission fee, right off the parking lot there are washrooms and tinfo centre inside the lighthouse and you can climb up it, bit hot though....More

Thank Deena_h20
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here at low tide and walked on the ocean floor and it was a great view and experience. It's a very short walk from the parking lot so great for young kids. There was a man at the top of the stairs to...More

Thank Brittany G
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Susan1010_10
30 September 2016|
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Response from dutchessnancy | Reviewed this property |
A little over an hour. And there is another tidal bore on the way in South Maitland. There is an information building there!
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smallmammal_03
25 July 2016|
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Response from CoalLady | Reviewed this property |
From Truro to Burntcoat Head is approximately 60km. You would have to have a car to do it. Good luck with your trip.
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Kim R
31 March 2016|
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Response from Stevethearchitect | Reviewed this property |
If the tide is at a different state then it may be worth the trip. The visitor centre is worth a trip
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