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Dining on the Ocean Floor: A World-Class Bucket List Experience

Date Posted: August 10, 2017Reading time: 2 minutes


We’re taking a weekly look at something or some place we love in Nova Scotia! Follow along each week this summer as we celebrate well-known favourites and local hidden gems.

Have you ever dreamed of dining on the ocean floor at low tide, with a meal made up of freshly caught and delicately foraged ingredients? Probably not, because it doesn’t happen.

Except for in Nova Scotia.

If you’re looking for a unique experience you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world, so book your trip to Burntcoat Head Park and enjoy dining in the sand with breathtaking views of cliffs, sea caves and wildlife, where the world’s highest tides roll in and out of the Bay of Fundy.

Ahead of an elegant 3-course local meal, you can enjoy a guided foraging tour with a clinical herbalist and a Nova Scotian shore boil with mussels, clams, and lobster. The scenery of the Bay of Fundy’s famous clay banks (think: mud sliding), tidal pools and nearby flower pot islands will have you snapping pics rapid-fire, while discovering sea lettuce, sea ferns, hermit crabs, green crabs, mussels and more as the tide washes away to reveal life under the sea.

After adventuring, staff from the local Flying Apron Inn & Cookery will walk you through the inspiration behind a delectable 3-course meal, paired with wine and beer from nearby Avondale Sky Winery and Meander River Farm & Brewery.

Cap the experience off with a coffee and a bonfire as you watch the rising tide and the setting sun with a group of new friends.

Take our word for it; this is an experience you don’t want to miss, and one to remember for a lifetime!

For more information visit Dining on the Ocean Floor.

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