Shippagan Beach

Shippagan, New Brunswick
Managed by The Swim Guide

Shippagan beach is open to the public and is located near Shippagan campground on the Atlantic coast. On site you can find changing rooms, toilets, picnic areas, boardwalk, aquatic center with whirlpool and fountains and playground. You can also rent bicycles and pedal boats. Fishing is considered to be part of the experience and visitors are encouraged to inquire about deep sea fishing excursions in town.
The name of Shippigan comes from the Micmac language SEPAGUN CHICHE-which means "crossing of the ducks".

This beach is unsupervised.

Commodités / Amenities : La plage de Shippagan est ouverte au public et se situe à proximité du camping de Shippagan. Sur place on peut trouver des vestiaires, toilettes, des aires de pique nique et un terrain de jeux. On peut
également louer des vélos et des pédalos. Cette plage bénéficie d'un trottoir de bois proche de la plage, d'un centre nautique (pour la location d'équipements sportifs), d'un centre aquatique (bains à remous avec des jets d'eau) et s'un minigolf.

Cette plage est non surveillée.

Specificité / Specificity : Dans cette région où la pêche fait partie intégrante du décor vous pouvez vous renseigner auprès de la ville de Shippagan sur les possibilités de réserver des excursions de pêche en haute mer. Une activité pour
toute la famille.

Petite histoire / Story about the beach : Le nom de Shippagan vient de la langue Micmac (peuple amérindien de la côte nord-est d'Amérique) : SEPAGUNCHICHE qui signifie "passage des canards".

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
27°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Shippagan Beach is not sampled

Source Information

Most New Brunswick’s beaches have been set to grey special status because they are not monitored. You will find descriptions of all the beaches, directions to get there, and facilities they offer.

*Please swim at your own risk - there are no lifeguards or beach water quality tests. It is advised to not swim at least 48 hours after a heavy rain fall, when there has been a recent algae bloom, or when the water has a strong smell or different colour than usual.

Water Quality Graph

Shippagan Beach

Shippagan, New Brunswick
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
27°C
Clear and sunny

Shippagan beach is open to the public and is located near Shippagan campground on the Atlantic coast. On site you can find changing rooms, toilets, picnic areas, boardwalk, aquatic center with whirlpool and fountains and playground. You can also rent bicycles and pedal boats. Fishing is considered to be part of the experience and visitors are encouraged to inquire about deep sea fishing excursions in town.
The name of Shippigan comes from the Micmac language SEPAGUN CHICHE-which means "crossing of the ducks".

This beach is unsupervised.

Commodités / Amenities : La plage de Shippagan est ouverte au public et se situe à proximité du camping de Shippagan. Sur place on peut trouver des vestiaires, toilettes, des aires de pique nique et un terrain de jeux. On peut
également louer des vélos et des pédalos. Cette plage bénéficie d'un trottoir de bois proche de la plage, d'un centre nautique (pour la location d'équipements sportifs), d'un centre aquatique (bains à remous avec des jets d'eau) et s'un minigolf.

Cette plage est non surveillée.

Specificité / Specificity : Dans cette région où la pêche fait partie intégrante du décor vous pouvez vous renseigner auprès de la ville de Shippagan sur les possibilités de réserver des excursions de pêche en haute mer. Une activité pour
toute la famille.

Petite histoire / Story about the beach : Le nom de Shippagan vient de la langue Micmac (peuple amérindien de la côte nord-est d'Amérique) : SEPAGUNCHICHE qui signifie "passage des canards".

Monitoring Frequency

Shippagan Beach is not sampled

Source Information

Most New Brunswick’s beaches have been set to grey special status because they are not monitored. You will find descriptions of all the beaches, directions to get there, and facilities they offer.

*Please swim at your own risk - there are no lifeguards or beach water quality tests. It is advised to not swim at least 48 hours after a heavy rain fall, when there has been a recent algae bloom, or when the water has a strong smell or different colour than usual.

Water Quality Graph

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