Burntcoat Head Park

Months of Operation

June 1 - September 14


611 Burntcoat Rd, Noel, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley


E: Caroline@burncoathead.com



Please note that Burntcoat Head Park is closed for the remainder of the 2015 season as it is undergoing construction of new on-site park facilities.  It will re-open in Spring 2016.

Come and walk, play and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is home of the world`s highest recorded tides. 160 billion tones of water flow daily into the basin every 13 hours which is more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers! 

Discover small species of ocean life in pools of ocean water left behind when the tides are out and walk for miles on the ocean floor.

On site is a beautiful lighthouse and 3-acre park. You will also find, walking trails and a scenic view of the Cobequid Bay offering spectacular sunset displays in the evening.
The replica lighthouse contains an interpretive centre about the Fundy tides, old lighthouses, and the history of the area. 
Gates close at dusk.

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Facilities / Services

Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

Activities: Birding & wildlife, Fishing, Hiking, Snowshoeing

The roads are twisty, Drive safely. 

From Halifax:
  • Take the 102 to the Elmsdale exit, turn left at the lights. Continue straight.
  • You will come to the crossroads,  take a left towards Kennetcook and Noel.
  • In Upper Nine Mile River take a right at the road to Kennetcook.
  • In Kennetcook go past the Foodland and hardware store, veer left onto the 354
  • Follow the road to Noel, this will bring you to crossroads by the Church
  • Cross the road onto the Burncoat road, past the firestation to the Burncoat Head park on the right.
From Windsor:
  • Take the Wentworth Road to Sweets Corner, Turn left
  • Drive about 1/2 mile to the farm market, take a left to Mantua
  • Drive until you pass a convenience store, and veer right onto the Lawrence Road.
  • You will reach a fork in the road, veer left toward Belmont and Upper Burlington.
  • Drive straight, you go through the communities of Summerville, Kempt Shore, Cheverie, Bramber and arrive in Walton.
  • In Walton take a left then right up over the hill
  • Drive through east Walton, Tennycape and Minasville.
  • Just past the fire hall in Minasville you will take a left onto the Burncoat road, then to the Burncoat Head Park on the left.