Burntcoat Head Park | Nova Scotia Photo Spot

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Burntcoat Head Park-Photo by Shawn M. Kent
Burntcoat Head Park-Photo by Shawn M. Kent

Burntcoat Head Park can be found on the Minas Basin and is home to the tallest and fastest tides in the world. Two times every day, 160 billion tons of water pour in and out of this location, exposing the red sandstone that stands in bright contrast to the green of seaweed and forest. In the process, the Burntcoat Head island becomes a peninsula and an island again. There is no better place on earth to see firsthand ocean tides in action. For the photographer, the unique geological formations, bright coloured earth and unique landscape make it a joy to photograph. Be careful when taking photos; however, the tides can be dangerous. Pay attention to the guides and other warnings. The water level here rises and falls 50 feet in a very short time. Don’t get caught out on the rocks when it comes in, or you may find yourself with soggy feet.

(Noel, Nova Scotia, Canada)