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Burntcoat Head Park

611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2529
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Closed in off season but you can still visit

Beautiful spot. Large parking lot but washrooms are closed in the off season. The lunch lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
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So you already know this place is a jewel. First, make sure you visit the lighthouse and climb the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Newport Beach, California
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We are closed for the winter, but look forward to welcoming visitors again in May 2018. 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ocean floor” (44 reviews)
“nova scotia” (12 reviews)
“low tide” (54 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2529
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot. Large parking lot but washrooms are closed in the off season. The lunch lighthouse has been rebuilt. Lots of information panel describing the geography, plants and history. Staircase down to the beach, then on your left you will see the stairs carved into...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 28 September 2017

So you already know this place is a jewel. First, make sure you visit the lighthouse and climb the stairs all the way to the top. It's a little stuffy at the very top but the view is great. Next, make sure you go all...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Our grandson had been to the park and expressed how much he loved it so we took a drive today. We only live half an hour away and did not realize how spectacular this spot is. The whole park is presented really well with lots...More

1  Thank Stewie131
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stopped here to walk on the ocean floor at low tide. The size of the mudflat was surprising to us and was surrounded by interesting rock formations. You do have to be very careful of getting stuck in the mud! They have a water...More

2  Thank Vickistravels2013
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this park recently at low tide and was very impressed with the whole experience. First of all, there is no admission price and there is ample parking. This park is a bit off the beaten track and therefore is not crowded - there...More

1  Thank peispud66
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Beautiful small park, easy to walk around and if you time it right a chance to walk on the ocean floor. If you are in the Maitland or Noel area stop by and check it out.

Thank MarkMac69
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stopped by Burnt Coat Head Park on our way along the East coast of the Bay of Fundy. Unfortunately the park had just closed. I'm giving this a 3 star review only because we all really needed to use the washroom and they were...More

Thank zuma54321
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank carladea
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank crordway
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Mimi F
6 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
3 February 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay. with good roads/light traffic about 50 mins