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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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An Ocean Floor Adventure

My partner and I visited Burntcoat Head Park with Bruce of Bruce's Tours (see my review on this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria, Canada
Day trip for first time visit to Burntcoat Head Park

A hidden gem of a spot just a bit off the tourist track. About 90 minutes from Halifax. The highest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary C
Wolfville, Canada
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
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6 days ago
“An Ocean Floor Adventure”
1 week ago
“Day trip for first time visit to Burntcoat Head Park”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, Nova Scotia B0N 2C0, Canada
+1 902-369-2478
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go at low tide and walk on the ocean's floor, but be prepared to get muddy! Amazing to see how high the tide gets here and how the rocks have been formed by the water.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A must see, worth the drive. High tide presents the opportunity to be way too close to thunderous water. Don't slip on the stairs! Would be benign at low tide but would be awesome to walk on the ocean floor. Here you really feel you...More

Thank TheLifeguard
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

While the geological features aren’t as impressive as the Hopewell Rocks at Nova Scotia’s Burntcoat Head Park, this small seaside park still offers a great opportunity to explore the “ocean floor” of the Minas Basin at low tide. The large concrete steps leading down to...More

Thank Wadie1979
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went there at the peak of the low tide (check the tides for the day of your visit), so the water was away. The place was not that easy to find. We came from Wolfville and the sign for the Park is relatively small,...More

2  Thank DeeJay2010
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We travelled from Wolfville to Truro along highway 215 so we could go to this park, but there are great views all along the road (check out Cheverie and Walton). Make sure you check the tide table before you go, because you will want to...More

1  Thank pitpat2
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful park with great facilities. They have a lovely picnic area and modern washrooms so definitely pack a lunch and plan to stay for a few hours. I had read that you should be prepared to get dirty if you plan to...More

2  Thank Maribel2411
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A small reconstructed light house gives a little history of the area as well as information about the tides. It is all free and you will be all on your own to explore the grounds and walk down to see the highest tides in the...More

1  Thank Barbarino_12
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had never heard of Burntcoat Head Park until this year. What a wonderful surprise right in our own province and so close to home. We had a wonderful time exploring and walking around. I just wish we had packed a lunch so we could...More

Thank Karen W
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Mimi F
We are planning a trip to Nova Scotia this fall and want to visit Burntcoat Haed Park on Sept. 30 in the afternoon or in the morning on Oct 1. The only tide charts I can find do not extend to those dates. Do you know if we will be able to see a low tide then> We are planning to stay in Truro.
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
How far is the park from Halifax? How long to drive?
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