Destination guide

Shediac offers an idyllic seaside vacation

Located on New Brunswick’s scenic Arcadian shore, Shediac is a vibrant seaside community and the self-proclaimed lobster capital of the world. The town has been a favorite destination for decades, with visitors drawn not only by the fine seafood but also by activities and attractions that make a stay in a Shediac vacation rental an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Spend lazy days on the sand, take a dip in Canada’s warmest salt water, get the perfect selfie with the world’s largest model lobster, or venture further afield for family fun at the Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill Zoo.

Things to do

Enjoy family day trips and nights to remember in Shediac

Visitor attractions in Shediac come in a wide variety of flavors. Days can be spent at nearby destinations such as the Magic Mountain Water Park and Butterfly World, both within a 35-minute drive of Shediac, or by getting a culture fix at the town’s oldest house, Pascal Poirier House. In the evenings, the 20,000 twinkling white lights, known as the Corridor of Lights, will guide you through the plethora of galleries and boutiques that grace the downtown district. Finish off by feasting on delicious freshly cracked lobster at a seafront eatery before heading back to your Shediac vacation rental.


Spend fun-packed days on the beach in Shediac

Parlee Beach might well prove to be a regular stop during your stay in Shediac. This popular stretch of sand offers daily volleyball and Frisbee games and a summer sand castle day, as well as the chance to simply relax and top up your tan. If you’re longing to enjoy the water, the whole family can dive in thanks to the supervised swimming area and, of course, activities such as windsurfing and kayaking are always on the cards. Between June and October, local cruise operators invite you to join the crew on tranquil excursions around the bay and culinary cruises complete with a slap-up lobster meal.


Shediac is a popular summer vacation spot

Shediac is well known as a summer destination and it’s from July through to mid-September that you’ll enjoy the sunniest days, the most abundant lobster bounty, and the chance to attend the town’s weekly Shediac Park Markets, Artist Village events, and annual Motorcycle and Lobster Festivals. Fall, particularly around October time, holds its own appeal for visitors, thanks in part to the wider available choice, and often lower rates, for Shediac vacation rentals but mainly because of the glorious colors that begin to grace the green spaces dotted along the coast.

Natural features

Explore a variety of landscapes in and around Shediac

The town’s setting on New Brunswick’s eastern seashore brings a variety of landscapes into play. The beach is an obvious highlight, particularly over the summer months when marine life is readily visible, but you shouldn’t miss the chance to explore the Kouchibouguac National Park. Located under an hour’s drive of Shediac, this park features sprawling forests and vast salt marshes, tranquil lagoons, and scenic walks along the sand of the surrounding barrier islands. Even closer to Shediac is the beautiful Irving Arboretum where a graceful weeping willow tree is just one of the natural delights you can discover.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Shediac

Fly into Moncton, NB (YQM-Greater Moncton Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Shediac?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 71 vacation rentals near Shediac. From 27 Cottages to 38 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shediac for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Shediac?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Shediac. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shediac Island: 118 vacation rentals
  • Shediac's Giant Lobster: 118 vacation rentals
  • South Cove Camping and Golf: 114 vacation rentals
  • Heron Bay Gallery: 111 vacation rentals
  • Rotary Park: 115 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shediac listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Shediac?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 27 Cottages in Shediac. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shediac include:

  • Houses: 38 rentals available
  • Cabins: 27 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shediac?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Shediac. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.