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Explore rock formations sculpted by the highest daily tides in the world at Hopewell Rocks. With tides as high as 16 m (52 ft), the site showcases two different types of shoreline. It reveals rocky outcrops at low tide, making the area akin to an exposed ocean floor. When the tide is in, you can explore the bay by kayak and hike through dense woods. Be sure to take the time to observe the tide coming in and out to see how the environment changes with this natural event. To visit Hopewell Rocks and get the most from your holiday in Hopewell Cape, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hopewell Cape trip itinerary planner.
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Amazing!!!! We came during off season. We had no issues even with it fully closed for the winter. Parked at the closed gate and walked down. The visitor center look pretty but it was closed for the...
Amazing!!!! We came during off season. We had no issues even with it fully closed for the winter. Parked at the closed gate and walked down. The visitor center look pretty but it was closed for the... more »
Hopewell Rocks ROCK! The geologic collection has several names, including Flowerpot Rocks. The formations are called “sea stacks” caused by tidal erosion. Standing 40–70 feet tall in Hopewell Rocks...
Hopewell Rocks ROCK! The geologic collection has several names, including Flowerpot Rocks. The formations are called “sea stacks” caused by tidal erosion. Standing 40–70 feet tall in Hopewell Rocks... more »
Lucked out to be at Hopewell Rocks at low tide. Just amazing BUT wear good solid shoes or boots that you don't mind them getting REALLY DIRTY but so worth it. We walked down to the rocks but then...
Lucked out to be at Hopewell Rocks at low tide. Just amazing BUT wear good solid shoes or boots that you don't mind them getting REALLY DIRTY but so worth it. We walked down to the rocks but then... more »
You do not need to book tickets in advance like Tobermory!!! There is a huge parking lot available free of cost. Approximately 35 dollars to get it and if you want the shuttle it's 2 dollars per person one way. It's a steep descent and the shuttle is highly recommended for older people or for those with disabilities. The shuttle runs every 5 minutes and is a lovely joyride. The park is well setup with trails and off course the rocks. They have bathrooms and a very nice gift shop on location. There is also a museum in the main building where you can learn all about Hopewell Rocks. The rocks themselves are a great experience where you can walk on the ocean floor during low tide and come back later during high tide to see water gushing all over where you were during low tide. Fantastic picture spot and I sure did go crazy clicking away. It's a lot of stairs down though to the ocean floor - so be prepared. They do have vantage points in case you cannot use the stairs. I believe there is both a low and high tide everyday.
Exceptional natural beauty. Absolutely recommended. Visit at low tide if you want to walk between the rocks. Check their website for tide tables. We walked down to the Flower Pot. The trail there is about 1 km and has a gentle slope that should be doable for most people. From the platform you can take a staircase with a few flights of steps down to the beach itself. Once at the beach, I recommend first walking to the right until the end, which is a few hundred yards over stones or slightly muddy patches, then walking back, continuing past the staircase and walking to the far left end of the beach where a ramp takes you back up to the trail. This way you will see all the rocks. Given the soil, I recommend wearing walking shoes or Wellington boots. If you prefer not to walk, there is a paying shuttle service from the park entrance down to the viewing platforms. A one-way trip costs 2 CA$ per person and toddlers are free. People in wheelchairs can ask the park attendants to get access to the parking near the beach. Getting down to the beach itself is possible via a wheelchair accessible ramp (the same one as described higher) but riding a wheelchair on the beach itself will probably not be possible.
This is totally worth every dollar to go! The view is amazing and even though it is busy there are more than enough opportunities to take fantastic photos. The hike / walk down to the rocks takes about 15 minutes and there is a shuttle that takes your down to the top of the stairs. You still have to take the 99 stairs down to the bottom! There is another area that does have a ramp to go down. At the rocks you will need to walk. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy! Pets are allowed and no extra cost. There is an additional coat for the shuttle. It is $2 per person per trip and dogs are allowed on the shuttle. The line up to get in goes quick! Make sure you check the tide schedule before you go. We went August 2, 2022 from 10:30 am till 12 pm.
Fun experience. Definitely be prepared for mud! We went a couple hours before lowest tide and was plenty of walking. Very busy in the late afternoon but probably always busy with tide times. Went to Desmoiselle Beach side and no one there but was very beautiful and picturesque too!
This was pretty cool to see, make sure to arrive at or near low tide as this is the best time to be able to walk around and appreciate how far the tide is out, very interesting to see. As the tide comes in the staff start to close off areas of the beach that are starting to flood. we watched for a while and then came back latter when the tide was all the way in, A great way to see the extremes. There is a shuttle of sorts if you want to take it bring cash. Gift store etc., bathrooms, nice walk to the staircase going down to the sea shore. Highly recommend 2-4 hours Discovercanadarving.ca
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