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Went on a recommendation

My wife and I went to Burntcoat Head Park on a recommendation from the staff at the Tidal Bore... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Terry D
Powell River, Canada
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Low Tide at Burntcoat

we got up early in Wolfville and went to Burntcoat Beach to walk on the ocean floor at low tide... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
611 Burntcoat Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2478
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to Burntcoat Head Park on a recommendation from the staff at the Tidal Bore education centre and I am happy to say that we were not disappointed. The light house was very informative and you could make your way right...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

we got up early in Wolfville and went to Burntcoat Beach to walk on the ocean floor at low tide. It was amazing and well worth the drive and what made it so special was Anita who took us on tour. she was a fountain...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Nice walk at low tide, love the smell of salt water, lots of shore birds, nice tree-lined walkway to the shore

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had been to the more famous Hopwell Rocks a few days earlier, but even so we were wowed by this place. We drove almost to the water's edge and parked. Followed an easy trail through the rocks and came out onto a beach unlike...More

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Rebecca T, Guest Relations Manager at Burntcoat Head Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Fabulous! We're so glad you had a great time. Thanks for the review! Share your great photos for everyone to enjoy. We hope you come again soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is the third or so sight with extreme tidal waves, up to 50 feet in best times but 42 feet today. Getting there can be a bit confusing but once you get there it's mind blowing. Check the tide schedule before do you get...More

Thank Monica8541
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This beautiful park is tucked away in a quiet, scenic part of Nova Scotia. The park is free admission with very good signage and facilities. There is even a place to clean your footwear after you return from the ocean floor. Try to time your...More

Thank Scotiascott
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely good opportunities for unique pictures of nature! Have never witnessed a tidal drop of this magnitude! Make sure to check well ahead of time and find out when low tide is, and you can walk out on the ocean floor? There are numerous steps...More

Thank Metatj
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We took the scenic route from Halifax to Truro and this was a stop on the way. Absolutely a fantastic experience. The view is amazing. The water changes so fast it unbelievable.

Thank TeamFfej
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I don't know how we didn't know about this spot! It is so amazing! I saw it on Instagram so we added to our summer to do list. So worth it! We have been to Hopewell Rocks and found this to be so much better....More

Thank nslisa
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A visit to Nova Scotia would not be complete without visiting Burntcoat Head at low and high tide. I say this with a little apprehension because promoting this incredible experience may put at risk one of the things that made this experience so enjoyable. In...More

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30 September 2016|
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Response from dutchessnancy | Reviewed this property |
A little over an hour. And there is another tidal bore on the way in South Maitland. There is an information building there!
26 July 2016|
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Response from CoalLady | Reviewed this property |
From Truro to Burntcoat Head is approximately 60km. You would have to have a car to do it. Good luck with your trip.
Kim R
31 March 2016|
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Response from Stevethearchitect | Reviewed this property |
If the tide is at a different state then it may be worth the trip. The visitor centre is worth a trip