Plan Your Visit

Explore the ocean floor. Make amazing memories.

To make the best of your time at Burntcoat Head Park, a little bit of planning goes a long way! Click here to check daily tide times and explore our other pages to learn more:

High tide. Low Tide.

Come explore the exact location where the highest tides in the world are recorded! Plan your visit to Burntcoat Head Park during low tide to walk on the ocean floor.  

It’s safest to explore the ocean floor within the three hours before or after low tide. For example, if low tide were to occur at 3:00 p.m., the ocean floor would be safely accessed from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.

If you are walking on the ocean floor, be aware of the tide and its potential danger. Water levels can change quickly and you can get surrounded by water unexpectedly.

Your day at Burntcoat Head Park...

Our park is a can’t-miss stop on your Bay of Fundy adventure. Walk on the ocean floor, take in amazing views, and learn something new. 

We are located about one hour’s drive from Halifax, the Annapolis Valley, and Truro. There is ample parking onsite and no admission fee.

Most of our park amenities are available seasonally, mid-May to mid-October during park hours. Plan a day trip, pack a picnic, bring along some yard games, and enjoy your adventure while making use of our park’s features including:

  • Picnic tables
  • Covered gazebo
  • Trails (crusher dust and wood chip)
  • Modern washrooms
  • Footwash
  • Gift shop with souvenirs, snacks, drinks, and frozen treats 
  • Historically accurate replica lighthouse with stairs to the top – climb up and enjoy spectacular views overlooking the bay.
  • Free wi-fi internet

Still need some help planning your visit? Our team is happy to help! Email us at to get personalized advice.