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Melvin Beach Trail

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Moderate Features Waterfall, Caves, Beach
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers None but easy to follow
Distance 0.22 km one way Scenery Rating Must See
Estimated Time 20 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Wooden Stairs Cell Phone Reception Variable
Elevation Change 18 m GPS file Available on request


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For directions to the Fundy Trail Parkway go to the Fundy Trail Parkway page.

Travel 2.2 km from the park gate and you will see the P2 parking area on your left. Park in this parking lot and use the trail near the middle of the parking lot to cross the road. You can also park at the Melvin Beach Lookout on the right but there is not many spaces so they should be left for people stopping for a shorter period of time. Once you are on the Multi Use Trail in front of the lookout turn left. After 540 meters and several steep switch-back descents on the paved trail you will cross a bridge and then come to the Melvin Beach trail on your right.

Another way to access the Melving Beach Trail is to continue past P2 for another 1 km where you will find the parking area for Bradshaw Lookout. The Bradshaw Lookout Scenic Footpath follows a stream down over the hill. There is another trail that crosses the stream to the left about half way down but stay straight. The trail will eventually come out on the Multi-Use Trail. Turn left and cross the bridge and you will find the Melvin Beach Trail on the right.

Trail Description

The Melvin Beach Trail is a short trail that leads to a long set of stairs that descend to the beach. There is then a small trail that follows Fuller Stream to the left to where you can cross the stream without getting wet. If you continue up the stream into the small valley you will find Lower Fuller Falls. This is an impressive set of falls that come out over the large rocks that make up the stream bed.

If you cross the stream and climb the gravel burm that makes up the beach you will get an expansive view of the Bay of Fundy. The cliffs and sea cave to the left, along with the large rocks that have fallen off the cliff face and embedded themselves into the beach, are an interesting place to begin your exploration of the beach. Pangburn beach extends for almost a kilometer in a straight line on the other side of the cliff and rocks . You may not be able to access the caves and Pangburn Beach at high tide but there are still many areas to explore. The beach is made up of round rocks but they are not large enough to make it a hazard for walking.

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Fundy Trail Parkway - Trail Map

Trail last visited October 8, 2012.
Page Last Updated July 21, 2013.