Percé Rock on the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada is a narrow, interestingly shaped island butte measuring over 400 metres in length. Its seaward side has a four-story-high natural arch.
A spit of land connecting Percé Rock with the mainland appears when the tide goes out. This creates a dry, easy walkway for tourists to see the monolith up close. As we discovered, it’s well worth the walk down to the water and across the land bridge. The water seemed to retreat from about 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. which allows visitors to walk over to the Rock.
Some visitors walk all the way to the far end of Percé Rock. Those who contemplate doing it should bear in mind that rocks do fall, the footing on the fallen rocks can be challenging, and the tide will eventually come in.