The Ocean in the Charlotte Coastal Region

There are a number of ways to enjoy the ocean in our region.

Visitors can go kayaking, go out in a lobster boat, go whale watching, enjoy the sandy beaches, eat by the water front, see what they can catch fishing from a local wharf, and even just enjoy the salt air. There is always something for everyone, in every season. The ocean does more than entertain visitors and locals, it is also one of the biggest employers of this area, making it a vital part of many people lives.

Our ocean also holds some records! The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, and we get the biggest range between tides too. This makes the plants and animals living in the inter-tidal zone some of the most unique anyone has ever seen. We are also the home of the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere, the Old Sow, which is visible off Deer Island Point.


New River Beach

Campground and park featuring many recreational activities and coastal nature trails; picnic areas, sandy beach, volleyball court, playground, boardwalk, kayaking and canoeing, wildlife viewing.

Herring Cove

An island retreat; beach, camping, hiking trails (some of which were used by the Roosevelt family), golf, kayaking, whale watching, and bird watching.

Canal Beach

This beach on the shores of Lake Utopia provides visitors with a sandy beach to enjoy your favourite recreational activities.

Katy’s Cove

A saltwater swimming and playground area with a beautiful sandy beach.

Anchorage Provincial Park

Discover natural attractions, exciting adventures, and breathtaking scenery. Explore the Red Point Trail Boardwalk which is fully wheelchair accessible, wander along the dunes and ponds, and pick up some driftwood on the beach.

Scenic Coastlines

Grand Manan Cliffs

These rugged cliffs located on the southern end of Island, near the Southwest Head Lighthouse,  offer spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy.

Island Hopping

Experience true island life and discover the beauty of the Fundy Isles.

Fundy Coastal Drive

Start from St. Stephen and take in all that the Bay of Fundy has to offer with a roadtrip along this scenic coastal drive.