POINTE-DU-CHÊNE (CNB) –  Work to restore the renowned Parlee Beach is underway in preparation for its opening on June 5.

In early December, high tides and storms destroyed many of the boardwalks and moved a great deal of the beach sand down shore. A beach restoration process will begin this week. Repairs to the boardwalks will begin the week of May 30.

"More than 400,000 people visit Parlee Beach Provincial Park each year,” said Tourism and Parks Minister Trevor Holder. “It is one of the most heavily-used beaches in the Martimes and we are proud to have it as one of New Brunswick’s great attractions. We realize how important it is to the regional economy and also to tourists looking forward to a great beach experience.”

Parlee Beach has some of the warmest water temperatures north of Virginia. A variety of activities can be enjoyed at the beach, including supervised swimming, volleyball, football, a sand-sculpture competition, and daily scheduled sports activities. Parlee Beach Provincial Park also includes a campground and other amenities for campers.

More information is available on the provincial tourism site online under Destinations, then Parks and finally, Provincial Parks.


●    Tourism New Brunswick: www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/