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Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks

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As someone with mermaid ways, making the most of winter has never been my strong suit. But when signs of spring pop up and we get a sunny, warmer day—it’s my natural instinct to head to the beach or coastline.

Which is why we jumped at the opportunity to visit one of my favourite Bay of Fundy destinations, the Hopewell Rocks, earlier this month over the weekend.

East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks

For those of you new to these waters and not familiar with the Hopewell Rocks, these unique formations are kind of world-famous. They’re also located just 35 minutes from Moncton.

Twice a day, the world‘s largest tides here in the Bay of Fundy roll in and cover the bases of these large rock formations, making the beach inaccessible until the next low tide—which yes, means at low tide you can walk on the ocean floor!

East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks


I know I’m a little biased, but it doesn’t get much cooler than that.

This time of year, the Park isn’t officially open but if you stay to the left instead of the right when you’re on the road into the Cape, you can park along the shore and walk the beach to see the rocks any time of the year. Which is extra delightful this time of year on a sunny day winter or spring day!

East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks

Just make sure you visit at low tide (tide tables are viewable here) and be mindful of the rising tide.

These tides move fast and if you’re not cautious, you could find yourself stuck and in danger. But the good news is, they’re predictable! Refer to tidal charts to know exactly how long you can stay on the beach.

And now that we’ve discussed tidal safety – here’s a sneak peek at our little adventure!

East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
East Coast Mermaid's Winter Escape to the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks are obviously one of my go-to local coastal haunts—what’s your favourite place to explore near your home in the winter? Leave a comment. Coastal sharing is caring 💙

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