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Land Bridge to Bar Island

1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Family Favorite

This was so much fun. We spent two days just tide pooling on the bar. We had so much fun finding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kristen o
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wonderful activity to connect with nature

We were visiting the area with four adults and four kids of ages 10-13. All eight people in our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa696
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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“low tide” (439 reviews)
“sand bar” (146 reviews)
“tide pools” (72 reviews)
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1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Reviewed yesterday

This was so much fun. We spent two days just tide pooling on the bar. We had so much fun finding lobsters, crabs, and snails we never made it over to the island.

Thank kristen o
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting the area with four adults and four kids of ages 10-13. All eight people in our group really enjoyed walking the path. We saw (but didn't touch) a handful of starfish. We spent an hour just walking around the sand bar. We...More

Thank Lisa696
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyday the locals and tourists show up at this place to walk out to the island in the harbor. It takes about 40 minutes to do the trip, and you have 3 hours to do it (90 minutes before low tide to 90minutes after low...More

Thank Bill And Donna ... S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Check low tide. It's twice a day. You have a conservative 4 hour window starting two hours before low tide starts then ending two hours after. So many people were confused by this?!? If you check the low tide times for that day (you must...More

Thank smithez
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The bridge allows for a 5 minute walk across to Bar Island. There’s about a 3 hr window (90 minutes before and after low tide) for doing this so check the tide tables for Bar Harbor. Walking across the sandbar is a fun thing to...More

Thank joemontana16
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son was obsessed with catching (and releasing) crabs and lobsters. Also saw brittle stars, star fish and sea urchin. We spent hours there at low tide far into the far tide pools flipping rocks.

Thank Beth H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do this just because it's lots of fun to say that you walked across the ocean floor from Bar Harbor to Bar Island. You must check the tide charts as low tide is different each day. Leave yourself enough time to get there and back...More

Thank Floran B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to Bar Harbor I could not wait to walk across the land bridge to Bar Island. How amazing is it that this water at low tide parts so that you could walk across it. There is a rolling high/low tide schedule so...More

Thank DianeP48
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get across totally dry on the high part of the sand bar wearing any footwear, but if you want to explore more you'll need water shoes or sandals as the rocks and barnacles will destroy bare feet in some areas. Exploring is fun....More

3  Thank Travel_Sam_I_Am
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great part of nature--so unexpected. We had a great walk here to Bar Island and loved taking the trail to the top and seeing all of Bar Harbor.

Thank Tracy H
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123JP45678
21 April 2018|
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Response from Johnny J | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember for sure, but I would say that you have at least 1 - 1 1/2 hours before and after low tide mark.
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519jenna
26 October 2016|
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Response from scarymary73 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to copy and paste a tide chart for you but it won't fit in this small space. You can google it though (or use another search engine). Just type in "Tide chart for Bar Harbor November 2016) and it will show you the... More
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