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Great Views, Beautiful Site

This is a hidden gem of a park. You can walk on the ocean floor at low tide if you are so inclined... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
Stunning scenery and lighthouse at Highest Tide spot

We were enchanted by the lovely rocky red coast, crowned with dark green evergreens, and surrounded... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Jane V
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Nashville, Tennessee
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We are closed for the winter, but look forward to welcoming visitors again in May 2019. Come and walk, play, and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is home to the world's highest recorded tides in the world. This three acre park has a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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627 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is a hidden gem of a park. You can walk on the ocean floor at low tide if you are so inclined. The setting in the forest is beautiful and if you walk the trail down to the shore (an easy 5 minute walk)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

We were enchanted by the lovely rocky red coast, crowned with dark green evergreens, and surrounded by the wonder of vast stretches of tidal flats. Reputed to be the spot where the highest tidal variation has been recorded, the loveliness of the landscape puts the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane V
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We visited at both high and low tides and the difference was astounding. We walked forever on the sea floor at low tide. It’s slippery in the mud until you reach the red sands, but it’s amazing! The tidal pool with the snails and hermit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We almost had to skip seeing this park d/t time constraints but squeezed it in and were so happy that we did! First off there is a large parking lot here and close to the parking area are clean, well-maintained washrooms as well as a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It was such a humbling experience to stand there and see my own smallness in this ecosystem. There is more diversity of life in a ten square foot space than my entire workplace. Appropriate footwear is required. You will get them muddy and wet! Pay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LamarcheK
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We weren't able to visit Burntcoat Head Park at low tide and opted for the high tide this past week. You won't be disappointed! It is a beautiful park. The interpretive centre helped cement the wonders of the Bay of Fundy. Venture up the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Expedition55494
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Avoid the crowds at Hopewell Rocks. Its small, but has a lighthouse, small shop (with ice creams and chilled drinks) wash rooms and some short trails. The view from the beach steps really does demonstrate the speed at which the tides rise and fall. Check...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stevethearchitect
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We timed our visit to Burntcoat with the low tide and the scheduled tour that was offered by the park. The schedule of the tides is found on the website of the park. It was scheduled for 1.5 hrs but ended up being over 2...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BigBird57
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had stopped in Digby at the visitor information centre and when I showed the lady where we planned to travel, she suggested that we stop at Burntcoat Head Park. She said that it was the best place to see the tidal change in Nova...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Got here as the tide was coming back in and it was incredible to see how fast the water rushes in as the tide rises! Luckily we could still walk on the lower rocks a big and see the main landform out of the water....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Adam B
24 August 2018|
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Response from Alison G |
It takes 6 hours for the tide to come back in so anytime after 730 am would be good, not sure what time the park opens though
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LysB
15 August 2018|
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Response from Jeannette S | Reviewed this property |
September and October, in my opinion are some of the best months to visit Nova Scotia. The weather for the most part is the best and the summer tourists are now back home and kids in school (I love tourists and kids!!) so... More
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2 August 2018|
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Response from Jeannette S | Reviewed this property |
It really is muddy and in places rocky. It is better to wear shoes or rain boots
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