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Burntcoat Head Park, Noel

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Home of Guinness Book of World Record's Highest Recorded Tides. Replica lighthouse and Interpretative Park closed for 2017 season. Re-opening May 2018.
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  • I have loved this place my whole life! Beautiful tides when the tide is in and tons of adventure to be had when the tide is out! They put cottages in about 10 years ago and my boyfriend and I took our...  more »
  • 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 d...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • What another wondrous example of the many different landscapes of Nova Scotia!! I definitely recommend catching a sunset here. Be forewarned though, the ocean floor is extremely slippery, and the mud is red and will stain your shoes. Bring something easy to walk in and that you don't mind getting dirty. I would not recommend wearing flip flops.
  • Beautiful park! Pleasant picnic area and walking trails. Huge staircase to take you down to the ocean floor safely at low tide. They've even carved steps into the rock for added accessibility. There is a foot/dog washing station beside the lighthouse to clean up after exploring the mud flats.
  • World record holder for highest tides, what more do you need? The addition this year of staff on the site and the new stairs cut into the rock to get down is great. Washrooms on site and little store an added bonus. Worth the trip! Must plan and check tide tables to ensure you see high and low tide. Because of the six hours between tides, suggest a picnic!
  • Amazing place with beautiful views and nice trails. Stopped by at high tide and then stopped by later at sunset which was awesome. At that time, it was approaching low tide so we were able to walk on ocean floor and watch the tide recede. Amazing display of God's handiwork in nature!!
  • The addition of the stairs to get onto the ocean floor is fantastic. A great place to experience the tides! My only issue is the bathrooms close at 5pm so if you are coming back the same day to see low and high tides sometimes you fall outside the regular hours that the facility is open including the little store.
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