Kellys beach

Kouchibouguac National Park

Amazing sea life, sand dunes, family fun and unique discoveries awaits in Kouchibouguac's Kellys beach. Begin your adventure with a scenic stroll atop Kellys Beach Boardwalk, wandering above salt-marsh grass toward lagoons brimming with life.

With an engaging interpretive guide at the lead, kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and peruse these waters, wading through the natural home of dozens of vital marine species—all hiding in plain sight within biodiverse seawater.

Dip net and bucket at the ready, you’ll search for hermit crabs, mussels, oysters, sand shrimp, moon snails and sticklebacks—unearthing a plethora of intriguing information about each before you gently return the creature to its natural habitat. Though popular with children, adults revel in the fun as well, recapturing youthful memories in an enchanting ecosystem.

The lagoons of Kellys Beach beckon—discover their secrets for yourself.


The 1 km-long boardwalk at Kellys Beach is without a doubt the most travelled trail in the Park. As well as providing access to Kellys Beach, this trail will also help you understand the evolution of the barrier island dunes.

Take time to read the interpretive signs on your way to the beach. You will be amazed at how much life really exists in this very fragile habitat.


Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk or on the barrier islands of Kellys Beach.

Dogs are however welcome at Callanders Beach.

Please note

  • The canteen usually operates from Mid may to early September
  • Respect the fences set to protect Piping Plover nesting sites and the vegetation
  • Bicycles are not permitted on the boardwalk
  • Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk or on the barrier islands of Kellys Beach
  • Call 506‑876‑2443 for more information

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