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Address: 611 Burntcoat Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-369-2478
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Come and walk, play and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is...

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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Truly amazing view of the world

Being able to stand on the ocean floor is truly an awe inspiring experience. Be sure to time your visit at low tide and be sure to be back up in the park by the time the tide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Theresa R
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the worlds great wonders . The ocean dramatically raises and lowers based on the moon, 52 feet. There's is a lighthouse do you walk down to the ocean floor at low tide of course. The view of the bay is wonderful.

Thank John C
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being able to stand on the ocean floor is truly an awe inspiring experience. Be sure to time your visit at low tide and be sure to be back up in the park by the time the tide starts rising. Prepare to get your feet wet if you are exploring. There are well made steps leading you down from the... More 

Thank Theresa R
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

There isn't much to do here but walk around but that's fun. Where we went was at the end of a residential road, not much for signage but it was cool.

Thank Jason H
South Maitland, Canada
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful place to experience the world's highest tides- especially if you can be there at low tide and then watch it come in, and see the huge difference in height!.

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Truro, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I was delighted to see the vast improvements in Burntcoat Park when I visited there with my daughter, her husband and two grandchildren this past summer. The kids had a fabulous time walking out on the mud flats. There are new showers and washrooms to get clean when you are done. This place has a special attraction for us as... More 

Thank Fred M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for the first time with my wife. I was extremely taken by the uniqueness of this location and the beautiful views. Even if you've been to see the Bay of Fundy in another location this one is not to be missed. Spectacular!

Thank Cascumpecage
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I hell of a place to find. Follow the lighthouse sign off the main road and then look for a large billboard.We weren't the only people that had a problem finding it. But saying that it was well worth the visit.

Thank Maureen T
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Gotta see this will blow you away......BTW your shoes will get muddy but no worries they have water at the park to wash off your shoes.

Thank Dennis G
Georgetown, Kentucky
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful shoreline with beautiful rocks but be sure to go at low tide to walk on the ocean floor. Cute lighthouse. Definitely worth stopping

Thank wanda1123
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We got there when the tide was just starting to come in. It's hard to believe that the water will rise 40 feet or so, and submerge the rock on which the island sits. We thought.... wouldn't it be great to take a boat out to the island when the tide was in and go camping. Of course you couldn't... More 

Thank geng001

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