When travelling from Saint John to St Martin's on Route 111, why not venture along the coast via Route 825 and visit a few beaches along the way? McLeod's Beach is the first of 3 beaches you will come across.
McLeod's Beach, Reed's Beach and Gardner Creek Beach are all on NB Route 825.
There is no parking, so we pulled off along the side of the road, there are a few spots with a little shoulder. When the tide is out,
As you can tell, based on our previous beach adventures, we have been visiting some beaches on some windy and cooler days. To be fair, often it is much warmer and even sunny inland, but when you head towards the Fundy Coast, you never know what's in store. When heading out on any road trip, and especially a beach trip, always dress in layers and pack a sweatshirt!
We are enjoying our summer and setting out each week, or so to #discoverNBbeaches to share with you. We hope you are enjoying this series, and would love any suggestions on beaches to visit!
A recent outing, on a cool and breezy Spring day, led us to explore Gardner Creek Beach on route 825, NB. It is located along the Fundy coast between Saint John and St. Martin's, about 1.5 hours drive from Moncton, 30 minutes from Saint John, and about 15 minutes from St. Martin's.
Day Tripping In NB With Kids
For many summers now, we have been doing day trips from our home in Moncton, NB. With two children that are almost 10 years apart in age, we have tried to find adventures that are interesting for both boys. While some day tripping adventures have been the entire family, many have been just myself and the kids, while hubby is working. Keeping this in mind, many of the day trips are doable with one adult and a couple children.
This beach is such a lovely spot for a relaxing stroll, exploring with the kids, a picnic lunch or just to stop and soak up the fresh sea air.
Discover NB Beaches - Tuft's Point & Long Beach
The Fundy Trail Pathway extended their car route further along the Fundy coastline to Tuft's Point (an now, 2018, beyond to Walten Glen Gorge). You enter the park after passing through St. Martin's NB, and you can read more about the park itself, here in our day tripping feature. The Fundy Trail Parkway is a park that has an entry fee (See rates here)
Day Trip NB - Fundy Trail Parkway
The Fundy Trail Parkway is the perfect spot for families with any age children. There are hiking, biking and auto routes, making this ideal for anyone to enjoy.
We went and explored a few trails, down to waterfalls, across the suspension bridge and also drove the length of the trail. We also visited the interpretive center at Great Salmon River. My history loving hubby and older son have to read all about everything! We will be headed back this summer to check out the beaches and the extension to the route since we last visited.
- Day Tripping - Fort Beausejour
Do you like history and exploring historic sites?
Fort Beausejour is one of our favourite day trips in NB. It boasts an historic site to explore, open fields, picnic area and museum. It is a beautiful spot on the top of a ridge near the fundy coastline in Aulac, NB.