Callanders beach

Kouchibouguac National Park

As you look in front of you, in the distance, a barrier beach separates this shallow lagoon and narrow salt marsh from the sea, making it an ideal place for wading, kayaking or canoeing.

The large field here is an excellent spot to fly a kite, throw a frisbee or host family picnics. Geocaching activities also take place in this area of the park. It is located 5 km from the South Kouchibouguac campground, and is easily accessible by driving, walking or biking.

One of Kouchibouguac's most popular experiences is softshell clam fishing, and Callanders Beach is certainly one of the park's hotspots for this activity (permit required).


Pets are welcome at Callanders Beach. However, they must be held on a leash at all times. Please scoop and dispose of your pets' waste in a sanitary manner.

Indigenous heritage

At Callanders Beach, fresh water and salt water mix, creating warm nutrient-rich pools that are ideal for fish, shellfish, crustaceans, waterfowl and plants. Archaeological finds confirm that resources such as these helped sustain First Nations communities in this area for thousands of years.

The entrance to the Migmag - Cedar Trail can be found here, as well as a giant wigwam, where First Nations interpretation programs take place in the summer.

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Map of Callanders Beach

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