Hiking to Bear Island
…without getting wet
Check tidal data using
scan the QR Code.
Low tide heights below 1.5m are best; sand bar will not dry at 2m or above.
Example: Low tide 4:19pm at 1.2m. Sand bar could be dry as early as 3:20pm, creating a 2 hour total hiking time.
Bear in Mind:
General rule: to maximize hiking time, follow the tide out; mid-bar, determine the time difference to low tide; double it; return to Point A within the calculated total time.
Keep track of your hiking time carefully!
- be aware that wind conditions can affect tidal ranges
- constantly check your time, before and after low tide
- the water temperature is cold, don’t get wet!
You assume full responsibility for your safety if you choose to hike to Bear Island using the Map/Tide charts provided here; you do so at your own risk and the Smith’s Cove Historical Society shall not have any liability in that regard.