Everybody should wear sturdy, water resistant hiking boots with good (not worn) treads, because you’ll be clambering around on slick, sea-weed covered rocks.
Check the tide tables. You should plan on being in the cave during the four hour window of two hours before to two hours after low tide. A two hour window would be better.
Allow at least 30 minutes from leaving the house to entering the cave. Once you’re there, make your own assessment as to the safety with respect to incoming tide. Also, if the surf is particularly rough, don’t visit the cave at all.
Sols Cliff Road to Old Farm Road. Take a left onto Main Street (away from Town).
Go about 200 feet to your first left (at fork in road). Go left onto Schooner Head Road. (Main Street/Rte 3 continues along on your right.)
Follow Schooner Head about three miles to its end, at a T intersection. Go left at the T, to the “Scenic Overlook” parking. In the middle of the parking area, you’ll see a big display that describes the various islands and Schoodic Peninsula that you’ll see from where you’re standing.
As you face the water, go to your right along the walkway; after 50 feet or so you’ll come to the trail that goes down to the ocean (and the Cave).
Follow the trail to the bottom where it somewhat flattens out. The water is in front of you. The cave is in front of you, and the trail continues along past it.
You can do fun rock hiking along the ocean, off to your right. (Take care… there are steep drops from one ledge to another, or from a ledge into the ocean. Keep kids and dogs strictly under your control.
To access the cave, look at the people who are closer to the water. They’ll be on either side of the cave. You can figure out where the cave is by observing that, to its left and right, the ledges descend to the water. In the middle, you’ll see granite that does not descend to the water, because it’s the roof of the cave.
You also can go further along the trail and climb down on the left hand side of the cave.
Once in the cave, be aware that no matter how cautious you are, you may slip. Be prepared.
The cave is fun! Lots of tidal pools with very active and beautiful sea life.
Please do not disturb or remove any of the shellfish, especially the anemones. Everybody used to do so, which is why the cave is no longer identified by signage.
If you set your camera at 1/30th of a second and f2 aperture or lower, you should be able to get good photos of the tide pools. Have fun! PS. We’d enjoy getting copies of photos of yourselves in or around the cave.