"Take in the World's Highest Tides" Five Islands by Bwana_Brown

Five Islands Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 3 photos

Scenic Route

On my way back to Fredericton, New Brunswick from a 3-day meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia I decided to veer off the 4-lane highway at Truro and take the scenic route home! I cannot remember how many times I have driven this trip via the direct route but, on a beautifully warm day in September I decided it was time to detour and check out the north coast of Minas Basin - its 50-foot tides are the highest in the world. No matter where you are in the world, get off the main highways if you really want to get a feel for what the surrounding area is like. Although the road is not a bad paved road, there are a few bumpy patches and you will just have to slow down and enjoy the great scenery. This photo shows the most impressive of the Five Islands, off-shore from a little community located about half-way along the north coast between Truro and the tip of the peninsula jutting out into the Bay of Fundy. Although the tide was quite low, the west-setting sun was beaming in on me so my chances for good photos was somewhat restricted.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A laid back and rustic area
  • Cons:Off-the-beaten path for most
  • In a nutshell:A great place to stop and chill-out!
  • Last visit to Five Islands: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    This seems like a scenic stretch of coastline.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Brrr... if these water are as cold as you say I'm outta here ;~)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 11:30 PM

    Beautiful area. I like their names: Five Fingers and Economy!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 8:21 PM

    I love clam chowder !

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 2:11 PM

    We never made it to the north side of the Minas Basin. How come pictures of Nova Scotia are so often overcast? I like the pictures of the islands

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2004 at 5:19 PM

    Planning our first trip to Canada will be to Nova Scotia. This looks a beautiful area, if strange named...... Five Fingers, Economy! (~_~)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2003 at 3:50 PM

    Great photo of the 'Hole in the Wall'! I loved going here as a detour myself. I was surprised by the beauty of this area!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 3:25 PM

    Looks absolutely great! Beautiful scenery!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 10:16 AM

    Fascinating. Great stuff.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2003 at 10:41 AM

    You won't want to fall asleep on those beaches at low tide!! Love that "Hole in the Wall" photo!!


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