Off the Beaten Path Driving Adventures in Rural Nova Scotia: Cobequid Bay south side

May 31, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Home to the World's Highest tides with tidal swings of 15 Meters (50 feet), the Cobequid Bay, Nova Scotia is fascinating to explore. That also means that at low tide the ocean water will actually be more than 1 kilometer away from where the grassy edge of the shoreline was at high tide.  This happens twice per day - every day, all year round.
The Bay of Fundy enjoys more notoriety probably because the fishing industry is stronger there, combined with it's longer coastal exposure, but the Cobequid Bay tides are even higher.  The Cobequid bay is actually a funnel tip which amplifies the tidal water swing that squeezes past Blomidon, into the Minas Basin.

I love driving "off the beaten path" and have come to appreciate the many hidden gems in the rural parts of Nova Scotia.  This article encompasses an interesting rural area which is fun and easy to drive through, but also has much more to see and enjoy than first glance if you take the time to look beyond the obvious.  My content is a mixture of what's there now, combined with insights to some past gems that have faded into history.

How do you live with such an ever changing ocean environment? Discover more about the people, places and things of the southern shore area of the Cobequid Bay, located between Maitland, and Summerville. It includes many rural communities who embrace the coastal rural lifestyle there.  Noel, Walton, Kennetcook, etc.

Tip: Use the "Slideshow" option to see the largest versions of the photo's in each of the galleries below.

Overview

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Family Beach Fun

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 Boating

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Attractions

RVN02813webRVN02813webBurntcoat lighthouse, Noel, Nova Scotia

Bass Fishing

IMG_0828webIMG_0828webBoy holding 36 inch Sea Bass fish, he caught, Noel, East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nature and Science

2014105340web2014105340webWaterfalls, Noel, East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

History lost

IMG_9243webIMG_9243webDEMOLISHED: Abandoned school, Burncoat / Burntcoat, Noel area, East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; now demolished; historical society; front
 

Museum

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Coastal Beauty

RVN201308_1008585RVN201308_1008585The Notch on the East Point, Noel area, East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada


 


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