A must see, worth the drive. High tide presents the opportunity to be way too close to thunderous water. Don't slip on the stairs! Would be benign at low tide but would be awesome... read more
Come and walk, play, and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is...
Come and walk, play, and explore on the ocean floor! Burntcoat Head Park is home to the world's highest recorded tides in the world. This three acre park has a replica lighthouse, short walking trails, and lovely picnic areas.
Explore on your own, or as part of a Shoreline Tour led by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. At low tide the shoreline stretches before you revealing pockets of salt water where crabs, piddocks, and mussels patiently wait for the tide to bring the sea back to them. You will explore these tidal pools and the surrounding rock and soft mud for the myriad of life that sustains a delicate ecological balance. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by the stories and atmosphere of this very special place.