Youghall Beach Park

Discover golden sands and beautiful blue waters at Youghall Beach. Soak up some rays and let your worries drift away while dipping your toes in the gentle waves of the Chaleur Bay.

Here, visitors can enjoy FREE access to some of the warmest waters in Eastern Canada, groomed sandy beaches, a scenic boardwalk, an easily accessible boat slip, and enjoyment for the whole family throughout the summer.

This season, visit Youghall Beach in Bathurst and discover where the beauty of nature meets the warmth of our community.


  • Hours of operation: 8:00am to 8:00pm daily
  • Free parking
  • NEW: Cantine services operated by East Coast Adventures (subject to their hours of operation)
  • Beach sand cleaned daily between 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Lifeguards on duty between 10am and 5pm
  • Access to floating wheelchairs.
  • NO SWIMMING on part of the beach nearest to channel (strong currents)
  • Pets are allowed, but must be held on a leash
  • Camping / tents ARE NOT ALLOWED at Youghall Beach Park


Youghall Beach is a place where you can immerse yourself in the quintessential beach experience. This picturesque coastal setting invites you to indulge in leisurely activities such as swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles, playing beach games, picnicking, or simply strolling along the water.


Sink your toes in some of the softest sand in Northern New Brunswick. City of Bathurst crews are hard at work every morning with our beach cleaner to ensure the sand is in tip-top shape before beachgoers arrive. The cleaner operates like a large industrial mechanized rake, picking up small objects such as seashells, rocks, seaweed, and wood debris up to one meter (three feet) in length, leaving behind pristine sand for all to enjoy.


Planning a full day out to Youghall Beach Park? We have everything you’ll need, with washrooms and warm-water shower facilities available on site.

Did you know that Youghall Beach is wheelchair accessible? With a designated access point, near the supervised area, the park also offers access to two floating wheelchairs available on-site.


Don’t worry, we’ve got room for you! With over 200 free parking spots available to visitors, we have parking facilities situated on both sides of the beach. 


Whether you enjoy relaxing in the warm sand or prefer thrilling on-water experiences, Youghall Beach Park has what you need to choose your own adventure.

With a boardwalk reaching the beach from several access points, an outdoor platform where yoga sessions are hosted throughout the summer, five beach volleyball courts, an easily accessible boat slip, ideal fishing conditions, an outdoor amphitheater, and a playground area, Youghall Beach Park is the perfect destination for the young and young at heart.