Burntcoat Head Park

Visitors are asked to be aware of tide times and return to the stairs at least 3 hours before high tide.

The lighthouse and washrooms will be open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Staff will ensure appropriate cleaning and disinfecting measures are followed and will wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please be aware of tide times and return to the stairs at least 3 hours before high tide.

Visitors are asked to follow all public health guidelines while visiting us.

  • As of July 31st, masks are mandatory in most indoor public spaces in Nova Scotia, including our interpretive centre and caboose. The Province has exempted children under two and children aged two to four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.
  • Social distancing – limiting your contact with other people and staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from them.
  • Limit non-essential gatherings to no more than 10 people.
  • Wash or sanitize hands often.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.


Make memories in East Hants at Burntcoat Head Park, home of the world’s highest recorded tides.

Nature comes alive with water levels reaching 16 metres higher at peak tide compared to low tide… check out the marine life in the tide pools like hermit crabs and snails.

Ideas for your day at Burntcoat Head Park:

  • Take a guided tour that allows you to explore the ocean floor and learn about the Fundy phenomenon and its natural treasures (tours are available from May-October) * Currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
  • Pack a picnic and spend the day walking, exploring and enjoying the beach
  • Make time for photographing the perfect sunrise and sunset
  • Visit the replica Lighthouse and learn more about this special place in East Hants * Currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
  • Find shells and interesting rocks along your path and view local fossils
  • Beach running, jogging or a family walk

Visit Burntcoat Head Park

Visit us at 45 Faulkner Lane (formerly 627 Burntcoat Road), Noel, Nova Scotia, B0N 2C0. Just an hour from Halifax, the site is wheelchair accessible with plenty of parking; public washrooms are available and pets are welcome. For day trips, group excursions or family fun days, the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre is the perfect way for family and friends of all ages to explore the magic of the Bay of Fundy.

Contact Us

By phone: 902-369-2529

By email: burntcoat@easthants.ca


COVID-19 Information