A Visit to Beautiful St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada

A couple of weeks ago I told you about our fun trip to Minister’s Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Well, while we were in the area, we decided to stop for a visit and a late lunch in nearby St. Andrews By-the-Sea.

St. Andrews

Established in 1783 by Loyalists from Castine, Maine, St. Andrews is one of New Brunswick’s oldest and most distinctive settlements.

Steeped in history, St. Andrews By-the-Sea offers a wealth of museums, historic sites and marine wonders for you to explore. We spent a leisurely couple of hours wandering the main streets and checking out all the boutiques, giftware stores, galleries, and artisan shops.

St. Andrews

While we were just visiting St. Andrews for the afternoon, if you are staying longer they have a variety of attractions and activities within the town itself or very nearby.  To name just a very few there is:

The Fundy Discovery Aquarium / Huntsman Marine Science Centre, whale watching, Kingsbrae Garden, Algonquin Golf Course, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St. Andrews Summer Theatre, fishing, art galleries, kayaking, a museum, Indian Point, biking, diving, a loyalist burial ground and much, much more!  There are definitely many attractions and activities that will appeal to a variety of age groups.

St. Andrews

The view of Passamaquoddy Bay from our table at the restaurant where we had lunch.

After all of our traipsing around Minister’s Island and downtown St. Andrews, we were all getting a little hungry and thirsty. We stopped for a late lunch and a glass of wine at a little restaurant on the main street of St. Andrews. We had the option to eat inside but it was such a glorious day we opted for the patio and were seated at a table overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, in the Bay of Fundy.

St. Andrews

A glass of icy cold Pinot Grigio is just what we needed after a long day of walking!

St. Andrews

I opted for the lunch special of  Cream of Cauliflower Soup and a Grilled Chicken Wrap. It was all very delicious.

St. Andrews

My sisters both chose the Caesar Salad with Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops. I’m not sure why I didn’t choose the scallops as they are my favourite seafood.  I admit, I was a bit jealous when their lunch arrived!

St. Andrews

After a leisurely lunch, we spent an hour or so strolling the downtown area of St. Andrews.

 (If you look very closely at the middle, bottom third of the photo above, you will see a seagull diving for his lunch.)

St. Andrews

The homes are beautifully cared for and I loved that when you looked down the alleyway between the houses, many of them had beautiful gates leading to the Bay.

If you are ever in the area, I strongly urge you to visit historic St. Andrews by-The-Sea. I have heard that many visitors experiencing St. Andrews for the first time fall head-over-heels in love with the town. Speaking from personal experience, even though I have visited the town several times, I never tire of its quaint seaside streets and gorgeous ocean views.

From lobster rolls to fine dining, seaside camping to luxury accommodations, the town is bustling with experiences for the entire family.

St. Andrews

Have you ever visited historic St. Andrews by-The-Sea or Minister’s Island?

What about New Brunswick, have you ever visited our picture province?




  1. Crystal McLeod says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous and yummy!! I keep telling my husband that I want to take the kids out East, hopefully soon! While I’ve been to Newfoundland, never New Brunswick or PEI, so they’re on my bucket list for sure!! Great post, looks like a lovely spot!

  2. Patricia Bacon says:

    Excellent photo depiction of the fantastic day we spent exploring the beautiful area of St.Andrews,N.B.
    We need to plan another day for another place.

  3. Maya Fitzpatrick says:

    ohhhhhhh! The town looks so quaint and lovely. My husband and I have always spoken about taking a family trip out here. Hopefully it will happen in a few years. I’ll be sure to add St. Andrews to our must-visit locations.
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  4. Aimee Geroux says:

    My daughter Hailee visited New Brunswick a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. Your photos are making me want to put it on my ever growing to-visit list! The food and scenery are amazing.
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  5. paula schuck says:

    Oh the bay and the food!! I am dying reading this. I could use a trip like this right now. Like as soon as the kids get back from camp. To bad it requires a bit more planning than that. This is a province that is at top of my list.
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  6. Aeryn Lynne says:

    LOVE your photos, WOW! St. Andrews looks truly gorgeous. I’ve never been to NB, but will have to remember this for sure when I do get the chance to go. Thanks for the heads up!
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  7. Theresa Scribner says:

    I have tried every mixture of deer repellant posted on pinterest in addition to some very expensive commercial products a nd the deer are definitely winning on Darlings Island. Fencing is my next option. You should be the NB Tourism Minister as you have your finger on the pulse of what is beautiful southern NB. Keep on blogging.

    • Awwww thank you so much Theresa, what a nice thing to say.
      As for the deer, if you have a large garden, fencing may be your only option. I have an ecofriendly Deer Guard on the blog…it works well but needs to be applied fairly often and if you have multiple gardens it may be a bit labour intensive.
      If you haven’t used it yet, may be worth a try (cheaper than a fence!) Here’s the link if you want to have a look – https://oldermommystillyummy.com/2012/07/deer-guard.html



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