Land Bridge to Bar Island, Bar Harbor

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Take a walk across Land Bridge to Bar Island, exposed only during low tide. The uninhabited tidal island, part of a national park, becomes accessible to walkers and bikers for about three hours each day when the gravel harbor seafloor is exposed. The "bar" connects the island to the town on the mainland during this short period. Once on the island, you can explore a network of trails and several scenic overlooks providing views of the town across the water. To avoid being unable to cross back to the mainland once the water rises, be sure to time your hike with low tide. Check online for a chart providing exact low tide times for this area. Before you head to Bar Harbor, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bar Harbor journey maker tool , to make sure you see all that Bar Harbor has to offer, including Land Bridge to Bar Island.
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  • The walkable land bridge from the town of Bar Harbor to Bar Island was amazing. It is kind of a gravel sand bar that is accessible at low tide. A must to do when visiting Bar Harbor!  more »
  • The land bridge was gorgeous at sunset. It's an easy walk. Just be sure you align your visit with the tides.  more »
  • Our favorite places to visit in Bar Harbor. Was extra cold this year. Parking on street not a problem in off season.  more »
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  • This was fun. We were there when we could walk across from Bar Harbor to Bay Island. Too bad Bar Harbor t-shirt vendors don't have any t-shirts related to this sandbar/;and bridge - nothing like "I walked across the bar at Bar Harbor". And they didn't even think it was a goodidea.
  • Not sure why you would review a land bridge. Like if i insult is customer service because it flooded will it be angry? ha ha ha.. it is just a section of gravel that comes up on low tide!
  • Great place to walk around and see ocean and land creatures. As always please respect the wildlife that lives here and don't kill them or get them killed by the seagulls. Plenty of crabs, snails, and other ocean life. Fun place to come with kids or your inner kid. Just be mindful of the tide as it does come back and fill in the area pretty well.
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