New River Beach Provincial Park

New River Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick Canada
New River Beach Provincial Park hiking trail, New Brunswick Canada
New River Beach Provincial Park kayaking, New Brunswick Canada
New River Beach Provincial Park Sandcastle Competition, New Brunswick Canada
New River Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick Canada

The Fundy Tidal Beach

New River Beach Provincial Park is the perfect spot to camp, admire breathtaking coastal islands and kayak the Bay of Fundy. The beaches and coastal trails at New River Beach abound with spectacular evidence of the natural formation of the bay’s high tides. 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 bug-eating plants unique to the area and 90-years-old dwarfed Black spruces.

Let your creativity inspire you by participating in the annual Sand Sculpture Competition. Or, enjoy one of the many recreational activities at the playground, volleyball courts, beaches or trails. Grab a bite to eat at the Gull and Herring, a friendly-family restaurant also at the park. Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are in the rest of the park.

Please note that all park events are weather-dependent. Should you have any questions, please call the park prior to your arrival.

For a listing of park entrance and camping fees, please click here.


New River Beach Provincial Park

Telephone (Toll-free)
1-800-561-0123
78 New River Beach Rd.
New River Beach
Telephone (Office)
506-755-4046
Rates:
$10 - $90
Dates:
2018-05-18 - 2018-10-08
New River Beach Provincial Park Campground, New Brunswick Canada

Campground

Stay awhile at the New River Beach Provincial Park campground, air-conditioned by the Bay of Fundy breeze.

Stay awhile at the New River Beach Provincial Park campground, air-conditioned by the Bay of Fundy breeze.

It offers 99 campsites and 4 rustic shelters, forested campsites, scenic coastal nature trails, a picnic area and a spectacular tidal beach. Leashed pets are welcome in the campground, however, pets are not permitted on the beach. 

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Telephone (Toll-free)
1-800-561-0123
78 New River Beach Rd.
New River Beach
Telephone (Office)
506-755-4042
Facilities
2.5
Recreation
2
Rates:
$28 - $43
Dates:
2018-05-18 - 2017-10-08
Capacity
116 Sites
Features
Activity Centre
Bath/Shower
Beach Nearby
Dumping Station for Trailers
Pet Friendly
Playground
Pull Through Sites
Serviced Sites
Unserviced Sites
Washer/Dryer
New River Beach Provincial Park

Trails

See the action of the world’s highest tides as you roam New River Beach Provincial Park.

See the action of the world’s highest tides as you roam New River Beach Provincial Park. An expansive, sandy beach with rocky outcrops greets you when the tide is out, which becomes a narrow strip of sand at high tide. Venture along rocky shorelines and through mossy, coastal spruce forests where you might even see a bug-eating plant or two.  


Trail Map

 
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Trail
Length
Estimated Time
Difficulty
Features

Barnaby Head

Follow the rocky shoreline and a bog along this trail, which features dwarfed conifers, bug-eating plants, sundews and Labrador tea. Pass a gravel beach at Deep Cove with views of New River Island before entering the mossy, coastal spruce forest. View seashore life such as barnacles, sea urchins, and rock crabs.
Length : 2.7 km/1.7 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 1 h
Difficulty : Moderate
Features :
Hiking
Beachcombing
Family-friendly

Chitticks Beach

From the parking lot travel into the coastal spruce forest passing several lookouts overlooking New River Island. On the return from Chitticks Beach check out the rocky cliffs along the trail.
Length : 1.9 km/1.2 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 45 min
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Beachcombing
Lookout
Swimming
Walking
Family-friendly

New River Beach

An expansive, sandy beach at low tide. Make sure to explore the rocky outcrops at either end. They will quickly disappear at high tide, leaving a narrow strip of sand.
Length : 1.6 km/1 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 20 min (one way)
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Beachcombing
Swimming
Walking
Family-friendly

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