The Amherst Shore Country Inn is on the shore of Baie Verte. Some of Baie Vert’s unique 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 fall in the 8 to 15 foot range compared to 40-50 foot tides of Fundy. 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 resulting “sand flats” which in turn, warms the water, as the high tide returns. Thus, practically every day there are several hours to “explore the bottom of the sea” and several hours to play or swim in in this “solar heated” Bay.
The beach is just a short walk down the lane and then left along a mowed path across a meadow. At high tide we have the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, at low tide the water can wander out as far as a mile presenting miles of sand flats to explore. Daily high tide tables are available in the rooms.
The Chipping/Putting Green
We also have a bent grass practice green for you to tune up your shots before hitting the local courses.