Blue Beach is located on the northern shore of Nova Scotia, in between the towns of Windsor and Wolfville. It's also situated on part of the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world take place.
There's a small parking area and a path that leads a couple of hundred meters to the beach. It's not a sand beach. The rocks on the shore are sedimentary sandstone and shale...and those rocks contain thousands of fossils of plants and creatures from a long time ago.
Looking for fossils at Blue Beach.
The tide is out in the picture above. In fact, when the tide is in, we can't even walk where we are in the picture. High tide comes up to just a bit higher than where Cameron is on the left side of the pic.
Even with the tide out, you can't walk on the sand. It's more like mud, and you would sink up to your ankles!
Kevin, with a good example of the sedimentary rock found here. There are thousands of fossils hidden in these rocks!
Justin, Ruth, and Cameron on Blue Beach.
You almost can't take 10 steps without coming across a fossil of some kind in the rocks on the beach. Most of them are of some form of plant life, so there are a lot of neat designs in some of the rocks. But there are other fossils too, including insects and animal parts. And raindrops. Did you know that there are fossilized raindrops??
Blue Beach is a great place to take your dog for a walk too!
Done with our walk, now we head back past the parking area and to the museum!
The Blue Beach Fossil Museum contains 96,000 lbs of fossils! Of course only the best and most interesting are on display. The museum has been a labor of love for owners Chris and Sonja Wood, and it's well worth a visit to see some of the better finds from the region.
Blue Beach Fossil Museum
This is a great stop for a morning or afternoon visit. The museum is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. You can find the parking are at GPS co-ordinates 45.09767, -64.21552
Blue Beach, Nova Scotia.
Okay, can't resist...one more picture of granddaughter Sadie!
Snug as a bug in a rug!