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Land Bridge to Bar Island

Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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381 reviews 381 reviews
106 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nothing real special. We stumbled across this area and decided to take a walk. Temperatures can change with a quick shift from a land to ocean breeze so be prepared even in the summer with a sweatshirt.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Neat little experience to take the land bridge over to Bar Island. Make sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy/sandy. There's a short walk to the top of a hill once you get to Bar Island where you can view Bar Harbor.

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Cox Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We are always facinated by large changes in water levels and this area will not disappoint. Far a better look at tidal pools Bay of Fundy may be a better choice.

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Chautauqua, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walking on the land bridge during low tide is a fun experience. Lots of shells, and aquatic life to discover.

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Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a one of a kind experience walking across where water used to be a few hours ago. Wear boots......but enjoyable.

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Tell City, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you have kids, they will want to go to the land bridge everyday as mine did. The loved exploring all the little puddles for life. Wonderful family time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was interesting to walk over to the island knowing that the water would soon return. It was very cold and windy but glad we did it.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We viewed it at high tide then went back when it was low tide. Amazing that you are walking in the middle of the Atlantic. Seaweed attached to rocks just lie there waiting for the tide to come back in. Amazing experience.

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Sevierville
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I didn't get to walk the Bar but saw many people doing it so I know it is a good thing to do. However, just to the right facing where the tenders take you from the cruise ship and down from the park where a cannon is displayed is a little beach front where I picked up a few pieces... More 

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Fair Grove
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An easy walk with great views, when you cross you're in Acadia State Park .Enjoy just watch the tide times so you can get back without getting wet !I took pictures from the same spot so you could see the difference.

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