Baie Vert and the Northumberland Strait
The Amherst Shore Country Inn is located on the shore of Baie Verte part of Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Strait. Some of Baie Vert’s attributes offer some unique opportunities to experience the sea.
The tides have a more modest range than the neighbouring Bay of Fundy. The tides on the Northumberland Strait are in the 8 to 15 foot range compared to 40-50 foot Fundy tides but the sea floor falls off very gently on this region of the Strait. Thus, though the tides are not as high, they can go out very far. This allows the sun several hours every day to warm the exposed sand flats which in turn, warms the water, as the high tide returns. Thus, practically every day there are several hours to walk on the ocean floor and “explore the bottom of the sea” as well as several hours to play or swim in this “solar heated” bay.
site and just a short walk from the chalets and the inn. The area adjacent to the beach is a spacious park like setting with a gazebo, picnic tables and chairs for lounging. Swim or wade at high tide, walk for miles on the exposed sand flats at low. Daily tide tables are available in the rooms or online at www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Tidnish-Head-New-Brunswick/tides/latest