Dark Harbour at Grand Manan is a natural saltwater pond formed by the tides, and surrounded by one hundred metre cliffs of columnar volcanic basalt. Fish farming occurs in centre rings of the harbour, and the area is also known for its world-famous dulse. Make sure you time your visit for low tide, as the beach and access road are almost entirely submerged at high tide. To get a good view of this unusual but highly photogenic landscape, take the 2-3 hour hike from the working dock to the ocean inlet and back, but note that it is not advised to cross the channel (currents and undertow are strong). Best area to park is near the main working dock (as this area is always above water).

Photo by Evan Gamblin

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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dark Harbour 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.

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Dark Harbour at Grand Manan is a natural saltwater pond formed by the tides, and surrounded by one hundred metre cliffs of columnar volcanic basalt. Fish farming occurs in centre rings of the harbour, and the area is also known for its world-famous dulse. Make sure you time your visit for low tide, as the beach and access road are almost entirely submerged at high tide. To get a good view of this unusual but highly photogenic landscape, take the 2-3 hour hike from the working dock to the ocean inlet and back, but note that it is not advised to cross the channel (currents and undertow are strong). Best area to park is near the main working dock (as this area is always above water).

Photo by Evan Gamblin

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dark Harbour 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.

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