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New Brunswick is home to over 50 amazing beaches that cover off everything you could want from a beach day (or even a beach week)! From sandy beaches with warm water to beaches bordering towns with adventure, there’s a beach for every kind of traveller. New Brunswick’s beaches can be broken down into two categories; sandy beaches and discovery beaches. Sandy beaches are exactly what they sound like, beaches with sand for miles - usually found across the Acadian Coast but some can be found in the Fundy region as well. Discovery beaches are usually found along the Fundy Coast and are rockier beaches, loved for their sea glass, character and interesting discoveries that can be made along the coastline.


Parlee Beach | Shediac

Parlee Beach has the reputation of being one of North America’s finest beaches and is the ultimate place to kick back and relax. Swim at the supervised swimming beach or take part in any of the daily sporting activities.

What sets it apart? 
Parlee Beach Provincial Park boasts the warmest saltwater in Canada and holds a Blue Flag International Eco-Certification through Swim Drink Fish Canada.

Where to Stay
Parlee Beach Campground
Hotel du Vieux Port
Maison Tait House
Seely's Motel

Where to Eat
Euston Park Social
Bistro le Moque-Tortue
Lenny’s Takeout
Maison Tait House Restaurant

Make it a Trip
The World’s Largest Lobster
Adorable Chocolat

Kelly's Beach | Kouchibouguac

With 25 km (15.5 mi.) of golden dunes, Kellys Beach is a sand seeker’s dream. Pack a picnic and settle in for a day of swimming, sandcastle building, or just kicking back and dialing up the R&R to the max.

What sets it apart?
Kelly’s Beach is the one of the most picturesque beach for people who want the warm waters and the views but not the crowds. Tucked away in Kouchibouguac National Park, it’s a little off the beaten path and perfect for the people who like to take in some nature along with their beach days.

Where to Stay
Kouchibouguac National Park Camping
Kouchibouguac Xperience

Where to Eat
Restaurant Lafiouk Diner
Restaurant Pizza 5 Etoiles

Make it a Trip
Kouchibouguac National Park
Phoca Marine Wildlife Tours

Aboiteau Beach | Cap-Pelé

Follow the boardwalk down to stretch of shoreline where you can splash in warm salt water, stretch out on the soft sands, and enjoy some daily entertainment. For nature lovers, the marshes behind the dunes are home to waterfowl and shorebirds.

What sets it apart?
Neighbouring the classic beaches of Shediac, Aboiteau has similar beaches with smaller crowds. With warm shallow water, Aboiteau is a beautiful stretch of beach that has it’s own restaurant and brewery on site.

Where to Stay
Hotel du Vieux Port
Maison Tait House
Seely's Motel

Where to Eat
À la Dune Restaurant
Chez Camille Take Out
One Fish Bistro

Make it a Trip
CAVOK Brewing
Smokehouse Museum
Shediac Bay Cruises

Youghall Beach | Bathurst

This supervised saltwater beach is nestled between the majestic Bathurst Harbour and the beautiful Bay of Chaleur. Take a stroll along the boardwalk or settle in at a picnic table after snagging a snack at the cantina to fuel up for some more beaching.

What sets it apart?
Youghall Beach is a hidden gem in Northern New Brunswick. If you’re looking to avoid big crowds and be close to trails and outdoor activities, this Northern fan-favourite is the pick for you.

Where to Stay
Danny’s Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Bathurst
Quality Inn Bathurst

Where to Eat
Fresco Kitchen
Kaffeine Espresso Bar
Joey’s Pub & Eatery

Make it a Trip
Daly Point Nature Reserve
Pabineau Falls
Sentier Nepisiguit Mi'gmaq Trail

Miscou Beach | Miscou Island

Miscou beach a gorgeous sandy beach hidden away up in Miscou Island. While people come to check out the historic Miscou Lighthouse, there’s always people who know that the beach is the best place to spend an afternoon.

What sets it apart?
On top of Miscou Beach being a beautiful sandy spot, it stands out as a great spot for birdwatching. Miscou Island is known as being a birdwatcher’s paradise, so it’s perfect for people who like to take their days slow and have a passion for wildlife.

Where to Stay
Motel Brise Marine
Camping La Vague

Where to Eat
La Vieille École de Miscou
Au P'tit Mousse
Pinokkio Pizzeria-Resto-Bar

Make it a Trip
New Brunswick Aquarium
Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne

Val-Comeau Beach | Tracadie

The Val-Comeau Beach is a 2-km (1-mi.) stretch of golden sand. The beach is backed by substantial dunes and washed by the constant ebb and flow of breakers from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

What sets it apart?
Val-Comeau beach has two different waterways which allows for beautiful panoramic views from all directions. With gorgeous sand and clear water, people may come for the beach but they stay for the views.

Where to Stay
Camping de la Dune
Villégiature Deux Rivières Resort

Where to Eat
Le Up'n Down Resto Bar
Cantine Mi-Mer
Restaurant Capitaine Frank

Make it a Trip
Tracadie River Aquapark
Brasseux d’la Côte Brewery
Kayak Péninsule

Grande-Anse Beach | Grande-Anse

This sandy, unsupervised beach is hidden between rocks that have been sculpted by the waves. Amenities, including a picnic area, volleyball court, and playground for children, make this a place you can play all day.

What sets it apart?
Grande-Anse beach is a uniquely New Brunswick Beach. Situated between two rock formations that have been sculpted by the strong Northern tides, Grande Anse is a beach unlike any other. On your way down to the beach, check out the famous Grande-Anse lighthouse - painted in the iconic colours of the Acadian flag.

Where to Stay
Château Albert
Auberge de la Baie
Super 8 Caraquet

Where to Eat
Grains de Folie Bakery
Cantine de la Plage
Mitchan Sushi

Make it a Trip
Grande-Anse Lighthouse
Pokeshaw Rock
Village Historique Acadien
Fils du Roy Distillery


Dennis Beach | Alma

Found through the backroads between Alma and Cape Enrage, Dennis Beach is the lesser-known hidden gem for people who like to enjoy a more secluded beach that feels almost like a personal hideaway.

What sets it apart?
Dennis Beach boasts an incredible view - seeing the Fundy Coast from above is absolutely breathtaking. With little coves scattered around the beach it’s easy to feel secluded from the rest of the world.

Where to Stay
Shepody Bay Inn
Vista Ridge
Ponderosa Pines Campground

Where to Eat
Octopus Garden Cafe
Alma Lobster Shop
Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster / Holy Whale Brewery

Make it a Trip
Cape Enrage
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park

New River Beach | New River

The ideal mix between the sandy beaches of the Acadian Coast and the beautiful rocky shorelines of the Fundy region, New River Beach is home to CBC’s Race Against the Tide. Known for being amazing to build sandcastles, lounging in the sun and its proximity to the camping and hiking trails of New River Beach Provincial Park.

What sets it apart?
New River Beach is a great mix between a sandy beach and the rockier Fundy coast. With rock formations around the soft sand, you get the best of both worlds (and an unmatched view).

Where to Stay
New River Beach Provincial Park
Chipman Hill Suites
Clipper Shipp Beach Motel

Where to Eat
New River Beach Take Out
Jonesie's Take Out
Port City Royal

Make it a Trip
Saint John City Market
Timbertop Adventures
Woodchucks Axe Throwing