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“Two in One” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Burnt Coat Lighthouse

Burnt Coat Lighthouse
Burntcoat Road, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Truro
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“Two in One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One can consider this visit as a two in one attraction. Firstly the lighthouse, a reconstruction of the original that was on the small island just off the coastline. I really hope that money is made available to bring this together. There is certainly enough space to put some exhibits together to make this a very good attraction. Currently there are some interesting snippets and all of them good.
One can climb to the top by a set of stairs, to give a lovely view at the top. No fresnel lens in the tower but a lovely view.
The building is set in lovely grounds which are well kept. There are a few picnic tables in the grounds.
Off to the left is a small path that leads down to a set of wooden stairs that will take you down to the beach area. At low tide one can walk to the right and explore the beach, overshadowed by the steep red cliff. Caution is necessary with respect to the the time of the tide, but of course this is reason for the visit in the first place!
The weather was beautiful, the location great and the people at the lighthouse very friendly.
Very enjoyable

Visited June 2014
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Truro, Canada
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“The world's highest tides lie below this lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great place to view the world's highest tides and some of the history of the Bay of Fundy. It is a beautiful drive along the coast to the lighthouse if the tide is in or out. You should try to see both.

Visited July 2013
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Sheffield Yorkshire
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“Brilliant beach access: washrooms grim”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited out of season it seems, 25 Sept. Visitor info at Wolfville had not told us the lighthouse would be closed, but we enjoyed going down to the beach in the rain at low tide. Well maintained steps and a seat at the top with geat view. A pity the washrooms were so smelly.

Visited September 2013
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“Well worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Awesome to walk on the ocean floor and see the the cliffs above. Took lots of pictures and you have to expect to get muddy!

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to see the dramatic difference between high tide and low tide in the bay of fundy. Being able to walk on the ocean floor at low tide is incredible. Great sea caves. Expect to get muddy if you like to explore.

Visited July 2013
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