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All reviews high tide on the rocks rough seas wave action big waves waves come natural wonder crashing waves two hours worth a stop mother nature great stop a small gift shop beautiful spot park loop road ocean path parking lot
I could have watched the water crash into Thunder Hole for hours! When we were there the end of the boardwalk was closed due to the wind and crashing tide. It was splashing all over the end of the boardwalk. We still were able to...More
We visited several times during our trip to Acadia, including some very windy days with good sized surf - no "thunder" that we were able to experience, but still a fun place to explore the coast line and see the views.
We visited on a clear day and managed to witness the 'thunder' quite a few times. The only gripe is tourists climbing over fences, that are there for their safety, to get closer/get a better photo.. so you end up spending your time worrying you...More
When we went it was the edge of a hurricane lashing the coast and the waves were big, the rain was streaming down and the the wind was fierce. The perfect storm for Thunder Hole. Benign seas and it is just another picturesque coastal scene....More
Like a great many people - hundreds, in fact - we all, unwittingly, made our way down to Thunder Hole only to realise that it only 'thunders' at a certain time - which wasn't when we were there. From the set-up there, bet it would...More
It was super cool to hear how loud the water smacked the rocks at the right tide. Was worried some daredevils were going to fall in to their demise. Lots of places to climb around safely and great photo ops.
If you are visiting Bar Harbour for a day from a cruise ship or spending a few days in the area, be sure to get away to Acadia National Forest.
It is just a short drive from town. Thunderhole is part of what you will...More
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We took a cab (maybe $20. for 4ppl) to Acadia National Park and took a carriage ride $36.pp. It was excellent and informative. Got on to there bus (right there) and did the park loop and saw Thunder Hole and a lot of... More
We took a cab (maybe $20. for 4ppl) to Acadia National Park and took a carriage ride $36.pp. It was excellent and informative. Got on to there bus (right there) and did the park loop and saw Thunder Hole and a lot of beautiful scenery. This was a great way to spend the whole day.
People have brought their dogs on leashes here. Keep your dog's temperament in mind. The crowds at the peak viewing times (which will include children) may be difficult to navigate. If you want to check the tidepools... More
People have brought their dogs on leashes here. Keep your dog's temperament in mind. The crowds at the peak viewing times (which will include children) may be difficult to navigate. If you want to check the tidepools, crawling over the rocks may be hard for man's best friend. If you do bring the canine, consider harness vs. leash. More control, more hand-holds, less chokiness. Please remember to pick up after your pet, especially as my kids love to show off every rock/shell that they can find. I don't want them finding a soft brown "rock".