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.
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!
CLIFFS & COASTLINES
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.