St. Martins, in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, is a coastal village with awe-inspiring scenery and the World’s Highest Tides.
The family-oriented is perfect for campers of all types, including “glampers” like me who can rent an RV. We swam in the beautiful pool, borrowed board games and videos, putted round the mini golf course, and strolled along the direct access beach where we witnessed the vastness of the changing tide and heard the Quaco lighthouse fog horn roll off the bay.
Right across the street you’ll find Huttges General Merchants. The friendly staff and vintage atmosphere make this the place to go for your fresh meat and grocery needs. Their sausages are amazing!
The wharf is where you will find an information centre, an authentic New Brunswick covered bridge, and the opportunity to experience the Bay of Fundy on kayak with . I had a freshly brewed Americano and a homemade cookie at the Shipyard Café, and picked up dulse, handmade soap, and other treats at the Sandpiper Gift shop.
When the tide is out you can explore the famous sea caves; nothing will make you feel smaller than these giant caves carved out by the sea. I remember getting chills thinking that in a few hours, all of it would be back underwater. Exploring will make you hungry so be sure to visit for some of their famous chowder to nourish your belly and soul.
The is a 30 km parkway carved out of the Bay of Fundy escarpment with stunning views around every turn. Highlights for me were visiting a waterfall, hiking to a cemetery, swimming in a river after crossing a suspension bridge and walking a beach at the base of soaring cliffs. It was thrilling and we exhausted ourselves. Good thing we had to stop at for a treat and to view some art on the way back!
St. Martins is an absolute treasure in my own backyard. This place is one of the reasons I am so proud to be from New Brunswick. Come and explore what we have to offer. You won’t regret it.
Jocelyn Rhindress is the Manager of Business Resources in Atlantic Canada. She has been with CFIB for 9 years and growing up in a household supported by a small business has created a lifelong passion for helping and supporting small businesses. Residing in Moncton, New Brunswick she loves to explore Atlantic Canada with her family.