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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 but remember to leave them and their habitat as you found them. 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 New River Take Out, a friendly-family restaurant also at the park. Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are in the rest of the park.
New River Beach Provincial Park Campground
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, Ch-A-lets, 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.
1 - 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.
2 - 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.
3 - 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.