Clarke Head

The cliffs west of Clarke Head bear witness to the tectonic power that brought continents together to form the ‘One Earth’ called Pangea. The geological structures, which have drawn geologists to ponder their origin, look like they might have been imagined by Dr. Suess. Even for the non-specialist, a walk along the cliffs and sea stacks of Clarke Head is unforgettable.

Geological Formation: Clarke Head Mélange
Age: Deformation involves rocks of Devonian and Carboniferous age (circa 320 million years)
Directions: Follow Two Islands road east from the Fundy Geological Museum to Glooscap Campground. Check in at the office where you will be provided directions to beach parking. Head left (east), minding the “pinch point” where the rocks change from red to grey at the Clarke Head Fault. Give adequate time for your return before high tide.
GPS Coordinates: 45.380945, -64.241819
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255


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A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.