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Five Islands Lighthouse Park

Located In Lower Five Islands
Where To Find Us
Five Islands Lighthouse Park
140 Broderick Lane
Lower Five Islands, NS B0M 1K0
Areas Served Nova Scotia
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Phone 902-897-3180
Contact Hilary Paquet, Parks and Trails Coordinator, Municipality of the County of Colchester
Description & Services
Information A coastal park with a spectacular view of the Five Islands in the Bay of Fundy 
Home to an historic lighthouse (built 1913-1914) 
Large picnic shelter, ship playground (fun for all ages!), walking path (1 km), beach access 
Welcome to the seacoast. Close your eyes. Breathe in the salty, fresh air. Feel the wind off the bay blow your cares away. The main attraction here is the Five Islands Lighthouse, a beacon welcoming visitors from near and far. Other facilities are new, yet rustic, and weathered by the sun, seasalt and wind. 
Enjoy the scenery. The panoramic view of the Minas Basin from Five Islands Lighthouse Park includes all five islands as well as the Old Wife (part of Five Islands Provincial Park), The Brothers (Two Islands), Cape Blomidon and Cape Split. This is notably among the best Bay of Fundy scenery. Come, see how the view changes with the tides. 
You won't feel crowded. The park has 8.8 ha (22 acres) of open space, almost 300 m (1000 feet) of ocean front, and access to a long gravel beach.  
Visit the website for dates and hours of operation, as well as details about accessible facilities in the park. 
To inquire about reserving the picnic shelter, contact Colchester Recreation or complete the reservation form online.  
Caution: The park overlooks an unsupervised beach. When the tide is out, there are mudflats that you can walk on, but use caution with the fast rising, incoming tide. Do not attempt to walk to the islands; the channels are the first to be filled, and they fill very quickly. You may be cut off on a sandbar and trapped by the tide.  
Hours 8 am - 8 pm
Dates Serviced May 9 - Oct 12, 2020 
Walkers are welcome year-round. Parking is available year-round.
Special Information
Tags Beaches ; Family-friendly ; Fundy Connect ; Lighthouse ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Park ; Picnic Grounds ; Playground ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Walking
Categories - General Hiking Trails