New River Beach Provincial Park
Admire breathtaking coastal islands and explore the bay’s wonders by kayak. The beaches and coastal trails at New River Beach abound with spectacular evidence of the natural formation of the Bay of Fundy. Wade in the tidal pools, search for crabs, periwinkles, whelks and starfish. Enjoy the unsupervised saltwater beach, nature’s panorama of offshore islands, fishing boats and wildlife. Gulls, Eider ducks and cormorants… large, lustrous-black seabirds nest offshore and along the two circuits of hiking trails.
You’ll find tonnes of natural history preserved and just waiting to be discovered along the shoreline at New River Beach Provincial Park. Hike the sweeping cliffs on Barnaby Head or walk the boardwalk through the bog and discover a world where dwarfed Black spruces are 90 years old.
Let your creativity inspire you by participating in the annual Sand Sculpture Competition, being held on July 25, 2015 (with a rain date of July 26). Or, enjoy one of the many recreational activities at the playground, volleyball courts, beaches or trails. Enjoy our campground with 99 campsites and 3 rustic shelters which are fully air-conditioned by the Fundy breeze. It offers forested campsites, scenic, coastal nature trails, a picnic area and a spectacular tidal beach. Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are in the rest of the park.
New River Beach... an oceanside marvel!
Here are just some of the events planned at the park this summer. When you get there, make sure to stop at the visitor centre and ask our friendly staff about the day’s activities!
July 1 – Canada Day
July 18 – Parks Day; Nature NB and CPAWS Hike
July 25 – Sand Sculpture Competition (rain date: July 26)