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Land Bridge to Bar Island

1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Cox Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very unique! Glad we were there at a good time to walk the land bridge. Apparently, the tides were cooperating.

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Massachusetts
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34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Check the tide charts, you've got anout 90 minutes on each side of low tide to walk this, takes about 15 minutes each way, plus there are trails on Bar Island if you're adventurous. The low tide smells are there when you first cross onto the bar, but not so noticeable after a while.

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