Copyright Burncoat Head Park, 2011 Site designed and hosted by WDTD
If you are looking for a place to visit this summer, come on down to Burncoat Head park for some fun on the beach. Play in the tide pools with hermit crabs and snails, and maybe a crab or two. You can hunt for fossils, find interesting rocks and shells along the beach.
You can walk for miles on the ocean floor. Watch beautiful sunsets, have a picnic or sit in the park for R&R.
Funding for this project was provided in part by a tourism grant from the Municipality of West Hants
$2500.00 to assist with Park maintenance. (Lawn mowing, gardens).
$3000.00 Student Employment Grant.
Photo by Bev Muiller, 2012
We will open on June 1st, 2013.
Home to a Threatened Species
Burncoat Head Park is one of only five locations in Canada where the threatened, clam-like mollusc, the Atlantic Mud-piddock, is found. The other four locations are also in the Minas Basin.
(information sources included in the document)
Burntcoat Head Park is home of the World`s Highest Record Tides. One hundred billion tonnes of water daily flow into the basin every 13 hours which is more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers!
Bring your family and friends along for an unforgettable experience. Explore the tide pools to find hermit crabs and snails, and maybe a crab or two.
You can hunt for fossils and find interesting rocks and shells along the beach. You can walk for miles on the ocean floor, watch beautiful sunsets, have a picnic, explore the walking trails and visit the lighthouse.