Murray Beach Provincial Park and Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area, New Brunswick
Located along the Northumberland Strait, Murray Beach is a scenic cove with a sprawling open park that undoubtedly gets a lot of summer beach traffic. However, even though I was there at the beginning of the second week in September it was almost completely deserted: Hundreds of campsites were open, huge swaths of recreation area deserted, and absolutely zero people on the beach despite the weather being sunny and the temperatures at least in the high 70s. Of course this suits me just fine but I had to be curious regarding the lack of visitors.
The beach here was lovely, but nothing extraordinary. Still, it was a perfect place to read for the afternoon, do some yoga, and cook some lunch. There were a number hermit crabs which scored some bonus points as well as an unattended shower on the outskirts of the campground that I was able to avail myself of.
Murray Beach ended up being my last stop in New Brunswick before I headed into Nova Scotia but while I was en route I had the most fantastic views of the Confederation Bridge that links Prince Edward Island to the mainland and of the Cape Jourimain area. Although I ended up spending a bit more time here a few weeks later on my return from the island, I had some beautiful and unique views that day.