Located 15 minutes southeast of the town of Saint John, Mispec Beach is always crowded in summer. Accessed from Red Head Road down a manmade staircase, it is one of the best beaches in New Brunswick.
Overlooking the chilly waters of the Bay of Fundy, it has a massive tidal range of around 43 feet (13 metres) with some of the highest tides in the world. It reveals plenty of golden sand at low tide.
Mispec Beach is part of Mispec Park, a historic area once used as a recreation area for WWII service personnel. The beach is free to visit and has free car parking, picnic areas and a playground.
The sand is backed by tall green pines and there is a seawall in place but erosion is a problem from winter storms. There is a sports field and paved games courts for beach visitors.
This deep square-shaped beach is at the head of Mispec Bay where the Mispec River ends its journey. At times the sheltered bay has very little waves but when the winds come from the southwest, there are decent conditions and a good swell for surfing.
It’s a great beach for relaxing, sunbathing, ball games, walking and fishing. BBQs are permitted. There is a canteen but no other facilities.
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