Diverse Coastline

Southwest Head, Grand Manan
Southwest Head, Grand Manan (Photo by Alison Cornford-Matheson)

Nowhere but the Bay of Fundy can combine the strength of the highest, most powerful tides in the world with the natural beauty of a diverse, unspoiled shoreline. Discover rich eco-systems of bogs and marshes (Reason #32), towering sea stacks and cliffs (Reason #24) and both sand and rock beaches (Reason #13). In addition to the natural diversity of the coast, you will find the region as a whole equally varied and intriguing.

Examples of the diversity in coastline to be found along the shores of the Bay of Fundy:

Bogs & Marshes:

  • Quoddy Head State Park – Lubec, ME
  • Muquash Estuary – near Saint John, NB
  • Tantramar Marshes – near Sackville, NB/Amherst, NS

Sea Stacks:

  • St. Martins, NB
  • Hopewell Rocks, NB

Sea Cliffs:

  • Grand Manan, NB
  • Cape Enrage, NB
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs – Joggins, NS
  • Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Cape Chignecto, NS
  • Blomidon Provincial Park – Blomidon, NS


  • New River Beach Provincial Park – New River, NB (sand)
  • Mac’s Beach – St. Martins, NB (rock)
  • Mavillette Beach – Mavillette, NS (sand)

Other unique features:

  • Thunder Hole – Acadia National Park, ME
  • Split Rock – Duck Pond, NB
  • Hole-in-the-Wall – Grand Manan, NB
  • Cape Split, NS
  • Balancing Rock – Tiverton, NS
This was the 48th article in our “52 Reasons to visit the Bay of Fundy” series. St. Martins & the Fundy Trail Parkway was the previous reason to visit the Bay of Fundy. Don’t forget to mark your calendar or use our RSS feed so you won’t miss the next reason to visit the Bay of Fundy!

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