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Land Bridge to Bar Island

Address: 1 Bridge Street, Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #13 of 59 things to do in Bar Harbor
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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The Woods, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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387 reviews 387 reviews
106 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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