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Great Experience to Sunset

We were lucky enough to catch the low tide towards the end of the day. The hike up to the "summit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carver, Massachusetts
stroll across

Very cool to walk across. water level changes up to 12 feet with high and low tides. give yourself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staten Island, New York
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1 Bridge St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1425
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to catch the low tide towards the end of the day. The hike up to the "summit" is quite easy and so peaceful. We were graced with sunset upon our return. Stunning.

Thank DianaSchmidt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to walk across. water level changes up to 12 feet with high and low tides. give yourself at least 90 minutes if you want to explore island.

Thank rmvafal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crazy little surprise! A land bridge to Bar Island that appears at low tide! Hard rock and sand. Not muddy at all! Access from downtown Bar Harbor and cross to Bar Island to a hiking trail on the island. Just make sure you don't forget...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something you don't get to d everyday, Highly recommend you read you up on the time of high and low tide as you don't want to get stuck out on the island, The walkway seems to be crushed gravel and is easy walking

Thank rpike97883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love things like this: a sandbar bridge only passable when the tide is out? Yes! A short easy trail to nice views and pretty trees? Yes! Little snails and shells and crustacean parts to look at? Yes! Just be sure to time your trip...More

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there while at full tide and came back in the evening as it was receding. Such a fun experience for the family. The kids over looking at the crab shells and creatures left behind.

Thank kpiechoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very windy the day that I went on this trail, but it was worth it. Once you get to the top, you can see a great view of Bar Harbor

Thank mpbrooks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the low tide coincides with sunset, I would mark this as a to-do! It was a lot of fun to get some beautiful pics. If you bring your park pass, you can also hike on the island for a bit. There is a nice...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed October 13, 2018

When the tide goes out you can walk over to this island and get a completely different view of the town. But he warned that if the tide comes back in you have just made a nine your commitment!!!

Thank parman55
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We had fun taking the simple walk across the bar at low tide to Bar Island. There's a 90-minute window either side of low tide in which you can walk from the mainland to the island. The bar is crushed gravel, so easily walked. I...More

Thank Lissa J
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April 21, 2018|
Response from Johnny J | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember for sure, but I would say that you have at least 1 - 1 1/2 hours before and after low tide mark.
October 25, 2016|
Response from scarymary73 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to copy and paste a tide chart for you but it won't fit in this small space. You can google it though (or use another search engine). Just type in "Tide chart for Bar Harbor November 2016) and it will show you the... More
September 19, 2016|
Response from TanT80 |
I am going next week - how would I find out the times for low tide are? And does anyone know typically how long you have before the tide rises again?