The quaint little New Brunswick fishing village of St. Martins has long been one of our favorite Summertime destinations. If you are a lover of lighthouses, fishing boats, covered bridges, gift shoppes, ice cream parlours, seafood restaurants, walks along the beach, exploring caves, and watching the tide roll in..... then St. Martins should be on your "must visit list". As if there isn't already enough interest to draw tourists and adventurers from around the world to this picturesque little corner of the globe, there have even been news reports of Luna The Great White Shark swimming in the waters near the caves. Yes, it's a fact. The big 2,137-pound female has been lurking around in our Atlantic waters over the past couple of days!
The lighthouse tourist information centre welcomes you into the heart of the St. Martins fishing district - the magnificent harbour. In this area, you will find shoppes and vendors offering an abundance of ocean-inspired goods and an ice cream parlour that beckons tourists who are looking to cool off from the heat of the day.
The shorelines are perfect for beachcomber's on a quest to find driftwood, seaweed, seaglass, seashells, and even those elusive heart-shaped rocks that we all love to collect.
There is a certain kind of tranquility and therapy in touching the warm, smooth ocean rocks, listening to the waves crashing against the shore, and breathing in the fresh salty air. It is a delight to all of the senses.
St. Martins is an Instagrammer's dream with something in every direction to capture the eye of hobby photographers and professional photographers alike. The glimmering waters of the Bay of Fundy act as the perfect backdrop and covered bridges add to the charm of this one-of-a-kind village. The parks and trails are easily accessible and make for a great hike or stroll and there is always a breathtaking car or bike journey awaiting you on the scenic Fundy Trail Parkway.
Before you leave, be sure to stop at the old fashioned Huttges General Store for a treat and take time to savour a delicious seafood dinner at one of the local restaurants or take-outs.
For a true seaside experience and an unforgettable getaway, plan a day trip or a week's vacation in beautiful St. Martins. You will carry the memory of this village with you long after you leave. Also, once you visit.... you will definitely want to return. We love it there and we know that you will too!