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Whether you are looking for a quiet vacation or a fun filled
day at the beach with your loved ones,
Escuminac Beach and Family Park is
waiting for you. Spend a sun-filled day at
a glorious sandy beach. It is only a 2
minute walk from the campground and
makes getting away from it all easy.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the many
boardwalks built to protect the natural
sand dunes and also for easy access to
the beach. Relax at the top of the boardwalk,
under our gazebos for a picnic or
just to admire a glorious sunset over the
Miramichi Bay. Come and spend some
time on the water. Savour the taste of
fresh lobster (in season) cooked on the
open water when you join some of our
local fishermen for a day. Go deep sea
fishing, have a barbecue or tour some of
the islands. There are many fun-filled
options to choose from.
Village of Escuminac - Escuminac, taken from the Miíkmaq
word Eskumunaak, meaning watching
place or lookout place, is a picturesque
fishing village, located only 50 km east of
the city of Miramichi, on route 117.
Escuminac is the first recorded landing
site of the explorer Jacques Cartier
(1491-1557) who landed here on July 2,
Buy Fresh Seafood - If you want to buy fresh seafood
from a fisherman or from the local fish
market visit the Escuminac Wharf. The
wharf is home base for over 500 inshore
fishing boats. OíNeilís Fish Market at the
wharf is open May to October, 7 days a
week, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and sells
(depending on the fishing season) fresh
lobster, scallops, haddock, clams, quahogs
Peat Cliffs and bog - Escuminac Point is home to coastal
peat cliffs, that are 1 to 6 metres high,
and extend up to 8 km around this small
peninsula formed of Pennsylvannian and
Triassic sandstone. Carbon dating indicates
that the peat cliffs began to form in
circa 1,000 B.C. While they are a common
sight in New Brunswick and are
exceptionally well displayed at
Escuminac Point, peat cliffs are a rare
sight anywhere else in the world. Carbon
dating on wood fragments found at the
base of the peat moss bog at Escuminac
Point date as far back as 2,300 B.C. The
Escuminac Point peninsula was raised
up from the sea in circa 10,800 B.C.
Lighthouse Walking Trail - Located at the point is the
Escuminac Point Lighthouse that sits
22.43 meters from the foundation to top
and has a nominal range of 16 nautical
miles. The Escuminac Point lighthouse
has a 400 watt mercury vapour white
light with an AGA reflector. The first lighthouse
built in New Brunswick was built at
this site in 1841 and then stood 78 feet
above seawater. The lighthouse is
accessible by vehicle but the road is rough however it can be reached by bike and there is an official New
Brunswick walking trail listed for
Escuminac Point. The 14 km trail starts
at the Escuminac Beach and Family
Park and runs east along the shore of the
south bank of Miramichi Bay out to the
Escuminac Point lighthouse returning on
an old unpaved roadway back to the
park. Besides getting a great view of
Miramichi Bay, the Escuminac Point
Lighthouse, and the peat cliffs, the walk
often features a variety of sea birds,
trunks of trees thousands of years old,
and a number of osprey nests and from
time to time a variety of wildlife. It is a
great day trip.
Escuminac Disaster - Visit the monument of the
Escuminac Disaster built in memory of
the June 1959 disaster when 35 men
drowned in a terrible storm while fishing
for salmon. The monument has been
declared a provincial historic site.
Baie Sainte-Anne - Just minutes west of Escuminac
enjoy walking on the sand dunes in the
Acadian community of Baie Sainte-Anne
and home of the Museum of the Fighting
Fisherman, boxer Yvon Durelle. Come
and participate in the annual Baie
Sainte-Anne Fruits de Mer Festival, the
Pointe Sapin Fishermenís Festival, and
the Bay du Vin Summer Survial Days.
Come stay with us here at the Escuminac Beach and Family Park.
Only 50 Km east of the City of Miramichi, on route 117, lies the picturesque Acadian fishing village of Baie-Ste-Anne. There you will enjoy many local activities and attractions.
~ In season, go lobster and mackerel fishing with our local fishermen.
~ Hometown of the fighting fisherman Yvon Durelle, the British Empire Light Heavyweight Champion.
~ One of the largest Wharves in New Brunswick with a fleet of over 100 boats; also located there, the Memorial honouring those who died in the 1959 disaster.
~ Fresh seafood readily available at our local restaurants and fish markets.
~ For Geocachers - dozens of geocache opportunities in the area.
~ Visit one of the 7 peat moss plants in the local area.
~ Visit the islands surrounding our area and enjoy the many sandy beaches.
~ Visit our most prominent landmark in Point Escuminac, the light house and ruins of the canning factories that used to be the main employment in the area in the early 1900's.
~ Enjoy sea bird watching at the top of the beach while sitting on our gazebo.
~ Hike down to one of the osprey nests with the possibility of seeing some bald eagles on the way.
~ See the remains of 4,000 year old tree trunks recently exposed by winter storms.
~ Nearby there is another campground, restaurants, and markets specializing in seafood fresh from the Gulf. Our staff are always willing to assist in your own cook out.
~ We are located 30 Km (18 miles) North of Kouchibouquac National Park.
~ Finally, our most valuable asset is the attitude of the local population - which is to please our guests with our village history, whether it be in French or English.
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For Information & Reservations, contact:
Joseph & Mary McIntyre:
Escuminac Beach & Family Park
301 Escuminac Pt Road,
Escuminac, NB, Canada
Tel:(winter) 506-228-3843 * Tel: (year round) 506-228-4532 * Fax: 506-228-3794
Toll-Free: 1-877-228-4599 * E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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