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6 Beaches that are Worth the Trip

Unforgettable sunsets, warm water, long stretches of sand, and landscapes like nowhere else in the world…this summer, fall in love with our beaches one footstep at a time!

 Published Aug 05



In need of a vacation by the sea? Why not plan a road trip to the Chaleur Region and take a break from the routine for a couple of days?

Set along one of UNESCO’s Most Beautiful Bays in the World, our beaches are the change of scenery you’ve been longing for since the beginning of the year!

Here are 6 beaches that are definitely worth a tour in the Chaleur Region.


***Hey New Brunswickers! Did you know that the Government of New Brunswick recently launched the Explore NB Travel Incentive Program to encourage YOU to travel in N. B. and discover our beautiful province during the summer and early fall of 2020? This program will allow you to make a claim on up to $1,000 of your travel expenses! There clearly has never been a better opportunity to plan a staycation by the Bay of Chaleur!***

Youghall Beach

Where? 1525 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bathurst

Why? The impeccable sand and the proximity to nearby attractions.

[Youghall Beach]

Your vacation will really start when you make it to the parking lot and start inhaling the sea breeze! Reach the warm sand by walking on the beautiful boardwalk above the beachgrass.

Due to the new high-tech equipment recently acquired by the City of Bathurst, you’ll find sand just as beautiful as in any one of the great provincial parks of N. B. while enjoying the tranquility of the Chaleur Region.

Angling for some action?


There’s no better spot than Youghall Beach for mackerel and striped bass fishing. It’s also a great location for boating, kite surfing, and kayaking…or simply to watch sailboats passing by.

Did you know that the beach is located at only 5 minutes from the Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club?

Plan the perfect vacation day starting with a golf game followed by a swim!

Beresford Beach

Where? East Park Street, John Cormier Street, Beresford

Why? To go fat biking on the sand or discover the unique ecosystem of a salt marsh while kayaking!

[Beresford Beach]

One of the greatest attractions in Northeastern New Brunswick, the Beresford Beach offers a fantastic scenery.

A sandbar as far as the eye can see, a long boardwalk above the water, an observation tower with a great view of the bay…

…it’s the perfect spot to bask in the sun or find some freshness while discovering the fauna and flora that are specific to the Beresford salt marsh.


NEW this year: It is now possible to book kayaks and fat bikes for FREE! Borrow a fat bike and ride on the beach or go kayaking on the high tide to explore the marsh from a little closer! For reservations --> 506 542-2792

Parc de la plage - Beach

Where? 353 Rue Principale, Petit-Rocher

Why? To create magic memories with the kids and eat a delicious picnic at sunset.

[Parc de la Plage - Beach ]

Upon entering the village, what attracts the eye first is the vibrant colours from the lush, tall trees, the flapping flags above the streets, the bright little shops everywhere and the sea in the background alongside the Rue principale, which leads you directly to the Parc de la plage.

The Parc de la plage is the perfect spot for a great picnic in the shade as you take in the coastal scenery.

If you are camping in the area, you could even make a quick trip to the Charcuterie du Havre located a few minutes away from the beach to get a few excellent cuts of meat from this local butcher to BBQ…

…and then enjoy it while admiring a beautiful sunset above the Bay.


This beach is also an amazing natural playground for the kids. On the grass or in the sand, your little ones will have a blast.

When the tide is low, the beach is ideal for some splashing fun with your kids as the water is shallow for several meters.

Insider Tip: While in Petit-Rocher, drop by at L’igloo for a homemade green apple and mango ice cream or grab a few fine French pastries at L’Auberge d’Anjou – Cocooning Café!

Pokeshaw Beach

Where? NB-11, Pokeshaw

Why? To have a peek at the emblematic Pokeshaw Rock from a recently installed belvedere!

[Pokeshaw Beach]

A little piece of wonderland, the Pokeshaw Beach will mesmerize you!

One of the highlights of this beach is Pokeshaw Rock, one of the most beautiful and surprising landmarks you’ll find in the Chaleur Bay.

Admire the breathtaking landscape as you go down one of the little paths leading to the beautiful sand…

…and discover the cormorant colony happily living on Pokeshaw Rock!


Seaglass enthusiasts will love this quiet space!

It’s definitely the perfect spot to relax and disconnect completely from your busy lifestyle for a couple of hours.

Roherty Point Beach

Where? Roherty Rd, Belledune

Why? To go fishing at sunrise or to appreciate the unique pebble patterns found on the shore.

[Roherty Point Beach]

Belledune’s Roherty Point Beach is a prime destination for mackerel fishing as well as shore fishing in general.

You’ll definitely want to bring your kayak and fishing attire along with you!

With the several camping sites located in the vicinity, you can go shore fishing during the day and then return to your RV to grill your catch on the BBQ!


Also renowned for its multicoloured pebbles and magnificent sand, this beach is a wonderful place to relax in the sun…or do some intense beachcombing!

(Don’t forget your beach buckets at home!)

Plan some time for some sightseeing in the scenic walking trails or around the marsh area and explore the diverse habitat and wildlife.

Belvedere Beach

Where? Take exit 321 on Road NB-11 and drive through Rue du Moulin to reach the shore

Why? To go see the Nigadoo River and do some birdwatching in a fantastic scenery.

[Nigadoo's Belvedere]

At the NB-11 exit, take the picturesque Rue du Moulin and head straight towards the beach that you will already see in the background.

Belvedere Beach is one of those many hidden gems our region has to offer. The natural and almost silvery decor of this beach is exquisitely beautiful.

Enjoy a sheltered picnic area with a breathtaking view of the sea from the top of the capes or walk to the Fine Grobe sur mer located nearby for some fresh, delicious seafood.