Mavillette Beach Provincial , located two kilometres from the Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, is a 1.5 km long sandy beach backed by fragile marram grass-covered dunes protected by boardwalks.
Low tide exposes sand flats; then the hot sand warms the water. Supervised swimming on Saturdays and Sundays in the months of July and August, the park facilities include change houses, vault toilets, freshwater taps, interpretive panels, and three parking areas and boardwalks to access the beach. Lifeguards will be on duty Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm beginning June 29th until August 25th. For current weather conditions at Mavillette Beach, check out the webcam.
At each low tide, a new treasure hunt awaits you, just past grass-covered dunes! Discover 1.5 km of sandy beach and its countless little treasures—driftwood, stones, shells, beach glass and more! An ever-changing tableau painted by seaweed, rocks, tidal pools and marine
Go surfing or kiteboarding!
Clare’s beaches are becoming a surfing destination for locals. Visitors can enjoy watching surfers in drysuits ride the waves, or even bring their own board!
Clare is a great place to see birds! Open the list of birds commonly seen, and see how many you can observe!
Go for a Run!
Check the tide tables and lace up your sneakers for a run on the beach at low tide.
The Fog Run is an event with 5 and 10 km courses on the roads surrounding Mavillette Beach.
The new Cape to Cliff beach run held in August allows runners to experience the beach at low tide.
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Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park
Clare’s newest park offers visitors panoramic views of dramatic cliffs and breathtaking sunsets over Saint Mary’s Bay and the Gulf of Maine.
Yoga on the beach
Stretch on the beach! Bring your mat and breath in the sea air during free outdoor yoga sessions in partnership with Corbeau Yoga Studio.
Cape to Cliff Beach Run
Run the Acadian Shore on Saturday, August 5, 2023! Join us for an in-person fun beach run/walk: 4km, 6km, 8km or 10km.
Learn to Surf
The Good Wave Project offers surf lessons, Learn to Surf programs and more at beautiful Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.
All lessons take place with an ISA (International Surfing Association) certified surf instructor and focus on safety, inclusion, the environment, and fun!
For more information, please reach out to Laura at !