Sunday, August 9, 2015

Roadside Attractions: Hopewell Rocks - Hopewell Cape, NB, Canada

Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Cape,  Bay of Fundy
New Brunswick, Canada

N 45° 49.270 W 064° 34.356

Short Description: 

The spectacular Hopewell Rocks where you can walk on the seafloor of the Bay of Fundy are located in The Rocks Provincial Park which is reached by Highway 114 in New Brunswick, Canada.

Long Description:

A visit to Hopewell Rocks is an experience that should be on everyone's bucket list. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. At high tide this area of the bay is dotted with small islands, many topped with vegetation. At low tide, 6 hours and 13 minutes later, the water level has dropped from 32 to 46 feet, exposing the sea floor. The islands are now sedimentary sandstone monoliths, some 70' tall. Visitors can descend a wooden staircase to reach the exposed beach and walk among the rock formations.

You may enter the beach, during daylight hours, 3 hours after high tide and must leave 3 hours before the next high tide. Knowledge of the time of the incoming high tide is essential, since it is dangerous to be caught on the beach when the water comes back in. So, check the tide tables for that day. On two day visits, remember that the second day the tides will be about 50 minutes later.

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