10 Beautiful Places That Completely Disappear During High Tide
There are places in this world that have inspired folk tales, fairy tales, and plain old wonder. Not as popular as the seven wonders but still awe-inspiring, each site has its own story. Where oceans and seas are involved, you can count on there being a good narrative with a touch of adventure.
We’re not speaking of lost underwater cities this time, but instead local landmarks that you can see, visit, and touch today. On the list that follows we’ll explore a few places whose access is granted by the grace of waves. Whether the tide is low or high dictates if, when, and how visitors may enter. Watch the video below from The Richest to see all 10 of these interesting sites.
Located in South Korea, the island sits in the Jindo Sea where the waters part several times a year. The low tide reveals a path made of land that connects Jindo Island to Modo Island. Tourists and locals celebrate with an annual sea parting festival that lasts for a few days, walking the stretch of land that’s almost two miles long. Should you decide to visit, be sure to ask locals about the tiger legend.
Mont St. Michel
This beautiful French castle in the Normandy region was once a monastery and fortress. It’s perched upon a rocky hill on an island that connects to the mainland by a pathway. Pedestrians and shuttles can make safe passage during low tide. When the tide is at its highest, the island’s walls are immersed in water, and the path is covered entirely. The village below is home to only 54 residents, but the island hosts millions of visitors each year.
Passage Du Gois
Even the most audacious of daredevils should leave this road alone during high tide, as they might become stranded— or worse! Passage Du Gois is situated on a French coastline and is only accessible during certain hours. The high tide occurs twice daily and lasts between 1 to 2 hours, causing the road to disappear under floodwaters. Visitors are reminded to check the road’s tide schedule else they may need to climb one of its rescue towers. Why? The sea is known to snatch up cars.
Japan’s Angel Road is a pretty stretch of sand that is open to visitors and locals by foot, but only during low tide. The road itself promises two things for amorous couples: good luck for those who cross it, and wishes granted when made together upon crossing. Angel Road leads to Promising Hill Vista Point at the top of a hill, where you can ring a bell in the name of true love. How romantic. . .
Take a look at the video to learn about the other sites and the fascinating tales associated with them. If any of these locations are on your radar for vacation, watch out for the high tide! What do you think of these underwater wonders? Would you consider a visit? Tell us in the comments!