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Hopewell Rocks Bay of Fundy New Brunswick


Hopewell Rocks Bay of Fundy New Brunswick. Also known as Flowerpots rocks, is home to extreme high and low tides and one of the best places to walk on the ocean floor. The extreme tidal range of the Bay, causes the base of the rock formations to be covered in water twice a day. The formations stand 40–70 feet tall and consist of dark sedimentary conglomerate and sandstone rock.

A view at low tide of Hopewell Rocks at the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

Hopewell Rocks at the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

The above picture is an ebbing tide. High tide, you can see is etched in the rocks. Retreating glaciers in the region following the last ice age, caused surface water filtering through cracks in the cliff to erode and separate the formations from the rest of the cliff face. Meanwhile, advancing and retreating tides and the associated waves eroded the base of the rocks at a faster rate than the tops. This resulted in their unusual shapes. There is also this dense green grass kind-of growth on the rocks, fascinating.

A view of low-tide at Flowerpots Rocks at the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.

Flowerpots Rocks at the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.

It is a truly awesome experience! I collected so many uniquely colored stones to make pendant charms for my kids right off the bottom of the ocean, for free!!!

Walking on the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks In the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

Walking on the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks In the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

Hopewell Rocks Bay of Fundy New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

Some talented people living around the area actually create these ‘rock balancing’ beauties at low tide. Sadly, they get destroyed at high tide but then they then build them back again.

A picture of balanced rocks at Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy-New Brunswick.

Rock balancing at Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy-New Brunswick

There are a lot of activities at the park but we came here specifically to experience the phenomenal high and low tide, it was awesome! Magnetic Hill is a local attraction in the northwestern edge of the city of Moncton. On the east coast you will come upon Shediac, the home of the Largest Lobster!

Statue of a Giant Lobster in Shediac, New Brunswick.

Statue of a Giant Lobster in Shediac, New Brunswick.

In Shediac, Pointe-du-Chêne is a must visit. A wharf where locals gather to eat ice cream, climb on the rocks at sunset followed by a little sunset swim to watch the sunset at eye level.

Picture of the wharf of Pointe-du-Chêne, Shediac, New-Brunswick.

Wharf of Pointe-du-Chêne, Shediac, New-Brunswick.

Sunset at Pointe-du-Chêne wharf, Shediac, New-Brunswick.

Sunset at Pointe-du-Chêne wharf, Shediac, New-Brunswick.

The people are extremely friendly and the province is safe to visit and travel alone.



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