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Lots of fun!

It was such a humbling experience to stand there and see my own smallness in this ecosystem. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, Canada
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Worth the visit at high tide

We weren't able to visit Burntcoat Head Park at low tide and opted for the high tide this past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“ocean floor”(54 reviews)
“highest tides”(13 reviews)
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We are closed for the winter, but look forward to welcoming visitors again in May 2018. 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
627 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2529
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank LamarcheK
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Expedition55494
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Stevethearchitect
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank BigBird57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, well maintained trail. Museum and lookout were interesting and the attendant was very friendly and helpful. Short walk to see the highest tides of the Bay if Fundu.

Thank susanbain4
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Arrived around 3 pm and low tide was not until around 5 pm. Was able to walk out as the tide receded. Estimate that the water went out at least 1000 feet... it was a long ways. Lots to see as the water went out,...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived about 20 minutes before low tide. The Bay was still empty out. It was pretty cool walking around on the sea floor and checking out the tidal pools. It was a very good afternoon!

Thank USAMagellan
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited at low tide & had a wonderful time. Walking down onto the muddy floor is really cool but can be super mucky..wear water shoes or Crocs! The tide pools filled with hermit crabs & little creatures was so interesting & the views of...More

Thank Alison G
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Adam B
24 August 2018|
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
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
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