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Living in a coastal community, we're often in tune when high and low tides are. 

Wondering why? 

Some people need to know for fishing, launching their boats, or simply to head for a walk or a swim. At low tide, many of our beaches offer beautiful sandbars- perfect for searching for treasures, or enjoying a nice sandy walk. At high tide, the water can be higher up, meaning the beach can look at little different, and for some beaches, is better for swimming (some beaches at low tide are also lovely for a swim, but you may need to head out a bit farther to get past your knees or waist for a dip!).

Locals tip: Nova Scotia is known to have beautiful beach glass scattered on our shorelines - with common colours like white and green, to more unique finds like purples, reds and pottery pieces. Here's a link to a map showing the best places to find sea glass here in Nova Scotia

As you explore our beaches, you may develop favourite beaches depending on the tide, which you can plan by seeing when high and low tide is HERE

Did you know? The Bay of Fundy, located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, on the other side of the province from us, has some of the highest tides in the world - boasting a tidal range of about 13 metres (43 ft). (The average tidal range worldwide is about one metre (3 ft 3 in).)

In Nova Scotia, we love taking advantage of this unique phenomenon offering tidal bore rafting, interesting hiking and walks on the ocean floor and many other exciting activities in nature. Learn more about how to see this incredible natural wonder, right here in Nova Scotia HERE! (Remember to do your research before planning any adventures or sight seeing to ensure you're being safe!)