Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park

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Take a peaceful coastal stroll and absorb expansive views over the vast ocean at Otter Cliff. From here you’re presented with fabulous photo opportunities, as countless boulders lining the shoreline emerge from beneath the water during low tide. Formerly serving as the United States Navy's radio facility, the natural rock formation rises 6.63 m (21 ft) above the level of the water, making it one of the highest coastal headlands north of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Put Otter Cliff and other Acadia National Park attractions into our Acadia National Park route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you're doing the Park Loop Road, you must stop at the Otter Cliff and take some time to hike down (if not afraid of heights) or just enjoy the views from the roadside.  more »
  • Our family enjoyed this. Thunder hole was really crowded near sunrise. We caught a little of otter cliffs before dark so we didn’t get to hike around. We saw a whale. Moonlight on the water as sun wen...  more »
  • These cliffs are massive, and breathtaking. This is accessible by the Ocean Trail and there is plenty of parking available nearby. We walked on the rocks by the ocean to take in the views and take som...  more »
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  • Stunning cliff and the overlook offers some amazing view of the scenery !! This place can make for some epic breathtaking pictures if you head into the cove. There is a walking path to the cliff and the cliff is mainly rocky. Else you can even enjoy the view from top of the rocks. Very beautiful and scenic. Enjoyed an hour of calm here. Not enough Parking nearby. Highly recommended when visiting Acadia ! Nice place to visit with groups, family or alone.
  • A cool part along the Ocean Path Trail in Acadia. Not many people venture down this way, but a lot of climbers do! A great spot if you want to climb, but definitely take safety precautions. A great spot for a great view! Less crowded part of the trail compared to Thunder Hole and Sand Beach. Recommend walking the trail from Sand Beach or Thunder Hole. A great walk on a nice day!
  • Great hike to the beach from the otter cliff. Perfect place for pictures.
  • Stunning view of the ocean and peer back at Great Head peninsula and Sand Beach.
  • Tremendous view.
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