The Charlotte Coastal Region is full of amazing adventures. Lighthouses, covered bridges, hiking trails, cliffs and coastline, parks, beaches and that’s just the beginning.


Go sightseeing in an area like no other while visiting Charlotte County! From iconic spots like the Swallow Tail Lighthouse on Grand Manan and the Bathhouse on Ministers Island to finding your own favorite view around this beautiful area, there will be no shortage of breathtaking pictures for you to share with friends and family.


Charlotte County is nestled by the coast of the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, with an average range of 14.5 meters. Those tides are home to some of the most unique and interesting marine life! The dark bottoms are home to lobster, bottom feeding fish like Flounder, and all kinds of sea plants, while closer to the top is home to many kinds of fish, marine mammals like seals and whales, and lots of birds!


With so much rugged coastline, our picturesque and numerous lighthouses serve an important navigational and historical purpose. There are 7 major ones on or around Grand Manan alone! Some lighthouses are open to the public, like the Head Harbour lighthouse on Campobello. Many are still in use, and to this day guide captains away from the dangerous shores.


You’ll be out on a boat, on the pristine waters of the Bay of Fundy, and before your eyes, you’ll see a whale breach out of the water! Minke Whales, Finback Whales, Humpback whales, and the rare North Atlantic Right Whales can be spotted in the waters off the Charlotte County coast, giving visitors an up close view of these gentle giants. Almost every area offers whale watching, many from St. Andrews, Campobello, and Grand Manan. Whale Watching is a must-do for all visitors!


While Covered Bridges are a disappearing part of our history, many can still be found in many places throughout Charlotte County. With over 5 different bridges to see, each will offer visitors a one of a kind story. Locals love the Canal Covered Bridge, with a view overlooking the Magaguadavic River in St. George, and the recently repaired Maxwell Crossing Bridge near St. Stephen.


What could be more fun than being able to touch or see some of the unique marine life the Bay of Fundy has to offer? Charlotte County offers so many opportunities for visitors to experience our marine life in ways they might not be able to in the wild. The Huntsman Marine Science Center offers visitors a chance to see Harbour Seals up close, and they offer two large touch tanks full of quirky marine animals. The Wild Salmon Nature Center makes coming face to face with Atlantic Salmon easy with their tanks full of them swimming around, too!


The Bay of Fundy’s powerful tides have shaped our coastline to have the many unique shapes it does now, like the soft sand coast in the New River Provincial Park, or the steep cliffs of Grand Manan. Each area of Charlotte County has a different coastline, making each area a necessity to visit.Charlotte County offers some of the most beautiful and pristine nature for visitors to explore. With postcard worthy beaches and world renowned parks, there are so many opportunities that one may need multiple trips here to see it all!


One of the best ways to see just what our ocean has to offer is through diving. You’ll be able to go down to the bottom and see all the marine life that you wouldn’t be able to see any way else, as well as see all kinds of “ghost” gear, fishing gear that was lost in the sea. Diving gives visitors a change to see marine life in their natural habitat, which is the best way to see any creature. Diving is also done commercially in Charlotte County, divers will help untangle ropes from propellers, clean the bottoms of salmon cages, repair nets, and retrieve lost fishing gear.


Charlotte County offers so many diverse parks, almost every area has their own. Favorites include New River Beach Provincial Park in Pocologan, which offers sandy beaches very similar to those of the Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello. The Roosevelt International Park is one of a kind, for it’s the only international park of its kind, and brings Canada and the United States together, and it is also home to some of the most breath-taking views of the ocean. The Ganong Nature Park, located in St. Stephen, offers great picnic areas, and a very unique view of the Bay of Fundy.


Some of the most gorgeous views can be seen from hiking trails while in Charlotte County. They almost give you a backstage pass to all of the natural beauty we have. A local favorite is the New River Beach trails, nicely kept paths with views that are unique to New River, they are one of the best to see while visiting. Herring Cove Provincial Park and the Roosevelt International Park also offer trails that give you a breath of fresh salt air, and enjoy the adventure of the forest, all at once!


If you’re looking for a sandy beach to soak up the sun on, or a rock beach full of inter-tidal pool treasures, there’s one for you here. Popular beaches like New River Beach Provincial Park and Herring Cove Provincial Park offer the soft sand and open space, while smaller, less know beaches will have some of the best beach combing.