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“Not Hopewell Rocks, but a close second”

St. Martins Sea Caves
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“Not Hopewell Rocks, but a close second”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

The best time to walk to these caves is on a receding tide at 3/4. this gives you plenty of time to walk out to the point and explore. Hint: sneakers, kayak shoes or the like are best so you can rinse them out later. Step inside and take a picture of the blue sky using the cave as a frame. Very impressive. Don't neglect the shoreline at the harbor where there are eroded land formations as well. Boats at the dock will be setting on the ground and will float again at high tide. A very interesting area to enjoy the Fundy tides. The covered bridges, lighthouse and shops add to the falvor.

Visited June 2014
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“Not bad”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's an interesting thing to check out, but not the biggest draw for the area. If you go to see the caves at low tide, take shoes you can get wet, as there is a permanent stream you have to either jump (only possible at one spot at lowest tide) or wade through.

Also, don't expect to be exploring too much. These are sea caves, thus they are places the sea has worn away the rock to create substantial indents in the cliff face, but they are not deep enough to even warrant taking a flashlight.

Also, when climbing around, be mindful that what looks like wet sand in many spots is in fact sandstone covered in a thin layer of silt, and therefore very slick.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Benjamin K
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“Incredible formations”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Got there at low tide and I must saw the cliffs and caves are very impressive. First part of the beach covered in rocks (and hundreds of periwinkles.) I walked straight out and around the cliff point. Had to cross a shallow stream, but I was fine in hiking boots. The rocks around the point were all covered with wrack/kelp and as such are quite slippery. Once around the point it opens to a small cove with a couple more caves to explore. Very cool spot. Just keep an eye on the tide, so you don't get trapped in there. Caves are huge and neat to go inside, basically a big cavern.

Visited May 2014
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“An expected treat”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We came to St Martins because on Wikipedia, under the tourist section, it had mentioned the two bridges and lighthouse scene. We figured it might be worth a look. Passing that, we stumbled across the sea caves after high tides.

We stopped and ate at the sea shack taking in the view. The locals told us that the tide was going down and it gets low enough to walk right in. Which was a huge surprise since the cave seemed so far away and half submerged in water. Over the next hour and a half, the water receded a huge amount and we somehow climbed in.

It's a somewhat surreal experience to be in the cave looking out. Definitely recommend it to anyone in the area to check it out.

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“Low tide activity”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The bay of Fundy is incredibly interesting with such high tides, the things that are exposed when the water recedes. The St Martins caves are fun to explore. You should time it to be there as the tide is receding. You need to be able-bodied and wear good footwear to be able to jump over the stones and walk into the caves. If you are not able to do this, the view from the shore is stil spectacular, with a good zoom lens on your camera or using binoculars you can explore the caves from the shore. The restaurants close to the caves serve as a great place to meet for some food or drink either before or after going to the caves to share your cave explorations and discoveries.

There are no fees to explore the caves

Visited August 2013
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