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Burntcoat Head Park

611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2478
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One of the best experiences anywhere!

We arrived at Burntcoat Head Provincial Park close to low tide, as the tide was going out. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Western Massachusetts
THE place to see the tide changes

We planned out trip to Burntcoat Head Park to see the high tide, then returned to see the same... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mars Hill, North Carolina
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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 replica lighthouse, short walking trails, and lovely picnic areas. Explore on your own, or as part of a Shoreline Tour led by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. At low tide the shoreline stretches before you revealing pockets of salt water where crabs, piddocks, and mussels patiently wait for the tide to bring the sea back to them. You will explore these tidal pools and the surrounding rock and soft mud for the myriad of life that sustains a delicate ecological balance. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by the stories and atmosphere of this very special place.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2478
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived at Burntcoat Head Provincial Park close to low tide, as the tide was going out. Visitors are able to walk on the ocean floor during low tide, which is truly an otherworldly experience! The iridescent emerald green colors of the exposed seaweed and...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 3 days ago

We planned out trip to Burntcoat Head Park to see the high tide, then returned to see the same place at low tide. What a difference, and making the comparison between high and low made it all the more spectacular. Walking on the ocean floor--what...More

Thank carladea
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for a low-tide adventure in Nova Scotia, this is the place to come! Walk on the ocean floor at low tide. The surrounding cliffs and "flowerpot" islands will give you a dramatic appreciation for the extreme tides at the Bay of Fundy....More

Thank crordway
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've actually been shocked by the number of locals I know who have no idea this place exists. It's a little over an hour away from Halifax and is a nice little day-trip, if you time it right. Do yourself a favour and book the...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highest tides in the world....what more can you ask for. Staff at the visitor center and friendly and knowledgeable...a must see!

Thank AMwoolfi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and some others came here on a tour and we found it very interesting! When the tide is low, there is much to explore on the ocean floor. My favorite part of our visit was visiting one of the caves before the tide went...More

1  Thank William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Ocean Floor Tour with Morgan and it was great! The cost is $15 per adult - but we got 2.5 hrs guided time around tidal pools & geological history and it was awesome! Tour started out 1 hr ahead of low...More

Thank kaelap
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If your in Nova Scotia, you have to go to Burntcoat head park. It's beautiful. When the tide is out you can walk on the ocean floor. See all the magnificent cliffs. Wear old shoes or even rain boots. They do provide a shoe washing...More

Thank Adrenne D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My partner and I visited Burntcoat Head Park with Bruce of Bruce's Tours (see my review on this site). We felt Bruce did an excellent job as tour guide for this leg of our journey -- he made sure we were there at the appropriate...More

Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A hidden gem of a spot just a bit off the tourist track. About 90 minutes from Halifax. The highest tides in the world occur here and it's interesting to see them recede and return over a 12 hour period. When the tide is out...More

2  Thank Gary C
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Mimi F
5 July 2016|
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Response from EastHants | Property representative |
Hi there, There is a link to the Tidal Predictions mentioned by alc606 on the Burntcoat Head Park website - burntcoatheadpark . ca. If you have any questions related to your visit there is an email address on the website.
Adrienne K
2 February 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay. with good roads/light traffic about 50 mins