Said to be the best beach in New Brunswick, Parlee Beach Provincial Park is a popular beach with everything you could possibly want. This certified Blue Flag Beach (awarded in 2020) is located in Pointe-du-Chêne and is open daily. Admission fees apply.
The sandy beach has relatively warm sheltered waters (it claims to have the warmest saltwater in Canada). There are lifeguard patrols for safe swimming in summer and daily activities are offered. These include football, beach volleyball, sand sculpture competitions and Frisbee throwing contests.
The adjoining campground has washrooms, showers and toilets, a restaurant, picnic area and playground which are available for beach visitors.
Clean golden sand stretches around the curving bay which looks across to Shediac Island. It has shallow waters and at low tide you can walk along the sandbar almost to the Pointe-du-Chêne Marina.
The nearby coastal town of Shediac is known as the “Lobster Capital of the World” with a thriving lobster industry. It’s a great place to enjoy the catch of the day in one of the local restaurants. There’s even a 35 metre long statue of a lobster for taking a selfie!
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