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Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
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It was fun to walk from town to the island across the sand bar knowing that at times it's completely covered by the ocean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was fun to walk from town to the island across the sand bar knowing that at times it's completely covered by the ocean.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We finally got to the bar at low tide. MUCH bigger than I'd expected. Great for rock/shell hunting. Quite windy & therefore cold the April day we got there. Best was watching the seagulls find their oysters, circle up, hover in mid air while they drop them to the rocks below to crack them open, and then glide down to... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is a must do. A word to the wise, do not be "that" tourist that leaves their car on the sand bar when the tide comes in. Pay attention to tide charts and know that they are never fickle. The sand bar is a great place in town for a "beach" experience.

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Schoharie, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed our time in Bar Harbor. It is a beautiful place to visit. At low tide the bottom of the ocean floor is exposed and you can cross over to Bar Island.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Check the tide schedule and go at low tide. Bring water shoes or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet. The broken shell pieces are hard on the feet. Be sure to go in the tide pools and carefully pick up the rocks. We found starfish doing this. There is a lot of interesting small sea life. Great experience... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So amazing! It is definitely worth checking out, during LOW tide. It's beautiful and interesting to see in both low and high tide to compare!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

At low tide we walked across the exposed sand bar to get to this small island. It was well worth the short walk. There are trails up the hill and we also walked arount the island by the shore.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love exploring what the waves may have washed in. It's always fun for us to investigate the high/low tide times to plan our walks out to Bar Island!

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The Woods, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

When the tide is out, the walk starts as rocky, then becomes a hilly hike but is totally worth it. The view of Bar Harbor is unparalleled!

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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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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