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“Must see, but you need some time to see the tide change”

Land Bridge to Bar Island
Ranked #5 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Toronto, Canada
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186 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Must see, but you need some time to see the tide change”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very cool! We didn't have enough time, but if you had enough time, it would be a great way to see the tide change. The land bridge emerges, quite quickly. Too bad, we didn't get a chance to get on Bar Island, but in any case, it was a great to see it for a little while! You can see it from Cadillac Mountain as well when the water recedes.

Visited October 2013
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“A neat way to spend an hour or so”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

At low tide you can walk on the sandbar out to bar island. It's a unique experience. There is a trail you can walk once you are there. Be sure to head back before the tide begins to come back in or you'll be stranded. No parking on the sand bar! You can access the sandbar from Bridge Street in downtown Bar Harbor.

Visited October 2013
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Ocoee, Florida
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34 reviews
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“Fun activity”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a neat idea! When the tide goes out, a walkway appears to head over to Bar Island that can be seen across Frenchman's Bay. You don't see that excursion everywhere you travel! As we walked across, we saw snails, mollusks, shells, and all sorts of underwater creatures. It doesn't take long to do and is a nice walk, especially on a cool, fall, sunny day!

Visited September 2013
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Ipswich, Australia
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

It was a lovely walk late afternoon and
The view from the summit of Bar Island was worth the short walk.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Take a walk on the ocean floor.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

A unique experience with beautiful sights make this the perfect place for a brisk morning walk. Be sure to watch the time as the tide will strand you on the island.

Visited September 2013
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