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We stopped here at the end of the day near high tide as recommended by the ranger but it was rather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Craig Z
via mobile
Beautiful spot

Ask the park rangers when to visit as the tides determine when you hear the loud noise from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maggie K
Collinsville, Illinois
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here at low tide and could still hear the thunder sound. I wish the spray had been more impressive, but it was still pretty cool. I hope to see it at high tide some day.

Thank mekopp
Reviewed yesterday

Whether it's thundering or not, the views are beautiful. Would have loved to hang out on the rocks all day. This is where my teenagers turned to me and told me what a great time they were having and how happy they were.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here at the end of the day near high tide as recommended by the ranger but it was rather disappointing that day since the water didn’t dramatically spray high in the air. We were more impressed with how low the water gets in...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could stay here for hours, listening to the crashing waves (and it wasn't an especially windy, wavy day when we were there). Just mesmerizing.

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went at low tide first and my boyfriend and I were the only ones there. Although it wasn't at full-thunder, I preferred it this day. It was a little rainy and the water was still crashing loud. The next day we went back at...More

Thank meghansobx
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ask the park rangers when to visit as the tides determine when you hear the loud noise from the underground cave. It can be extremely crowded on a summer afternoon. Visit the first ranger station. Rest rooms and lots of parking at this location.

Thank Maggie K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thunder Hole was by far our favorite stop on the Island Explorer! Be sure to check the tide tables to avoid the disappointment of visiting at low tide. The experience is best at high tide but the rocky shoreline is always beautiful! If you look...More

Thank theschihls
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Like the other reviewers have said, really not much to see at low tide. You can kind if get the idea of what it is like, but it is not all that impressive. Definitely better to wait until high tide or stormy weather for the...More

Thank Bud16057
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really nice. If you want to just see it then you can just park your car walk down 25 steps and then be done. But it really is fascinating and beautiful. It’s best to go to hours before high tide so they say.

Thank dsasher
Reviewed 1 week ago

I imagine this place at high tide but it was crowded and not much to see at low tide. Views were great nonetheless!

Thank michelskt
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9 July 2016|
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Response from carefreeatsea | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab (maybe $20. for 4ppl) to Acadia National Park and took a carriage ride $36.pp. It was excellent and informative. Got on to there bus (right there) and did the park loop and saw Thunder Hole and a lot of... More
Joe R
28 May 2015|
Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
People have brought their dogs on leashes here. Keep your dog's temperament in mind. The crowds at the peak viewing times (which will include children) may be difficult to navigate. If you want to check the tidepools... More