Thunder Hole

4.62 Votes
  • Address: Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA, United States
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  • Tags: Geological Formation, Family And Kids

Located inside the Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole is a popular tourist spot. Come here to experience the thunder of sea against the rocky shores of the park. This spot was created by a small inlet that is naturally carved out of the rocks where the rush of the waves arrives. Sometimes, the water can spout as high as 40 feet. Coming here will also treat you to wonderful views of Otter Cliff, Schoodic Peninsula, Sand Beach and Great Head.

  • Thunder Hole Address: Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA, United States
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  • It was a perfect late afternoon to visit. The thunder sounds are real when the tide and waves are right! Acadia National Park is a must see/bucket list if you love nature!

  • When conditions are right it's pretty spectacular. Different tide levels produce different sounds. Come when the tide is rising and there are some waves coming in. If there was a storm out to sea conditions should be good

  • Very cool spot. Walking up you hear the reason why it got its name. Not every wave coming in gives the thunderous blast but if you wait, you will get a good one. The tide was fairly low when we were there. Easy to get to right off the road with a good amount of parking or take the shuttle to all the destinations along the park.

  • Beautiful and does sound like Thunder. However it is a super crowded area. Tried 2 times to get closer and wasn't very successful. Hard to get any good pictures with people climbing all over the rocks. Pack your patience for this spot.

  • One of the major stops on the loop road is Thunder hole. But we missed it on first day. Reason is we were not able to find the place. We do not know that that we need to park on the parking lot and walk to the Thunder hole. Now what is Thunder Hole. It is technically a small cove. Water came inside the rock and created a hollow space. So when in time of high tide water rush into the whole and come out with a loud noise and splash. that's all about the Thunder hole. it is not worth when there is no high tide. Check in Acadia website to understand what time you can go there. We went there at the end of the high tide so we didn't see the beauty of it. but I can imagine how awesome the sound and splash can be.

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