Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks are another marvel produced by the Bay of Fundy. Standing up to seventy feet tall, the multiple eroded sea stacks are a fantastic site, but what makes them all then more special is the ability to walk between them at low tide. Located on the Bay of Fundy, which has the world’s highest recorded tides, the rocks are completely covered twice a day at high tide so visits should be timed if you have a desire to walk between the exposed giants (which I would recommend). The rocks, like all sea stacks, were formed when the headlands became isolated due to erosion – here, the constant, relentless force of the Bay of Fundy. Cracks formed, widening and then breaking, isolating pieces of land into sea stacks, or sometimes small islands in other places. Erosion continues at the base of these formations, resulting in the stunning and sometimes fantastical shapes of the stacks. Sea stacks are common in the bay, and I have certainly seen quite a few examples of the formations in my travels, but these were especially picturesque. Combined with the ability to explore them from the ground, it makes the Hopewell Rocks is a most worthy place to visit.

Looking down on the sea stacks, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking down on the sea stacks, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking into the sun from beach below the cliffs, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking into the sun from beach below the cliffs, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking up from the base of the cliffs,  Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking up from the base of the cliffs, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Walking between the rocks, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Walking between the rocks, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

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