Saint Andrews Travel Guide

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    A quiet corner in "downtown" St. Andrews
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  • Smiling Sara in St Andrews, NB
    Smiling Sara in St Andrews, NB
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Saint Andrews Things to Do

  • Churches galore

    St Andrews has more than its share of picturesque 19th century churches. One of the more famous is the Greenock Church. It's one of the most imposing buildings in the community, a Presbyterian Church was built in 1818-1824 under the supervision of Capt. Christopher Scott. It is said that the Captain chose to build this church upon hearing a remark...

  • Older buildings drenched in character II

    The town of St. Andrews has some 200+ buildings actually listed on the National Historic Register. But, there are plenty of other buildings with history and character that are not so designated. If you're the type who enjoys looking for that "special old building", St. Andrews is a good walking choice.In the photo below, we see a building that USED...

  • Older buildings drenched in character I

    If you wander back off Water Street, you'll find yourself in historic neighborhoods that are STILL neighborhood. In fact, there are houses for sale, so if you're so inclined....So many of these homes are brimming with character. As my dad would say, they don't build them like that anymore. And while they may require some updating, owning such a...

  • Get a cup Joe and pet the cat over at...

    We stopped into Dory's Bakery and Coffee Shop (252 Water Street) and enjoyed our visit. We had steaming hot "morning" coffee - the good stuff, no flavors or anything. We also had a couple of their homemade banana walnut muffins. All very good.So, if you're in need of a cup of Joe, check out Dory's.Sara also enjoyed petting one of the "local cats"...

  • Ummmm Fudge

    Do you like fudge? Excellent fudge? Fudge of all varieties??If you're in St Andrews by the Sea, I'd suggest stopping in at Scrooge and Marley's, on Water Street. It's a shop with all sorts of merchandise - clothing, dry goods and such. But, the reason you want to visit Scrooges is for the fudge.I particularly liked the pistachio fudge, and the...

  • Rare trees

    Even if your're not a gardener , its worth it to stoll the pathways at Kingsbrae Gardens.They have many different old Acadian trees and I was interested to see the rare Willemi Pine tree. It was enclosed with meash.

  • A garden for the senses

    At Kingsbrae , I was impressed that there was a raised garden especially for the visulally impaired . The signs were in brail and the plants were chosen for feel and smell!

  • Kingsbrae Gardens

    Kingsbrae Garden, is a 27 acre garden and is named one of Canada’s Top Ten Public Gardens .We took an hour to walk around but you could easily spend several hours .There is always something blooming. They say they have 50,000 flowers, shrubs and trees , so that would expain it . There are many different pathways through the garden...covering all of...

  • Take a walk

    We enjoyed strolling through town . Its defintely touristy but unlike so many others the people that live here are genuine and friendly . Many of the shops sell local products and the old ocean beaten buildings with their tin roofs give a hint of how old this place really is.

  • Whale Watching

    When you stroll through town to the dockside , you'll see lots of different little boating companies offering whale watching adventures. They see finback and minke whales.We've seen whales many times from our own boat in NS so we passed..but it is something everyone should see at least once.

  • Watch the tide

    The fundy tide is famous rises faster than any tide in the world. Its strange to see the boats tided with enough slack to allow them to sit on the ocean floor in low tide.

  • Go crazy for Culture, nature and...

    Check out the website for things to do in St Andrews (NB, Canada) and area, at -- loads of great things to see and do -- fascinating museums [one is all about chocolate!], attractions like a big public garden and Sir William Van Horne's summer home on Ministers Island. The whole area is breathtakingly beautiful, and there's...


Saint Andrews Hotels

  • Rossmount Inn

    4599 Route 127, Saint Andrews, E5B 2Z3, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews...

    In all candor and openess - we did NOT stay in St. Andrews. Our visit was for only a few hours, we...

  • Salty Towers

    340 Water Street, Saint Andrews, E5B 2R3, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Saint Andrews Restaurants

  • The best breakfast place

    This place is on the main street in can't miss it . They have home amde bread ..that's what sold me . For $3.99 you get toast , eggs ham and tea or coffee. Lots of good muffins too.

  • A restuarant with a view

    This was a perfect restarant if you want to try a really good Maritime lobster . The lobster was fabulous ....and we're pretty fussy coming for NS. The view is great too . We watch the fundy tide coming in .There are wide decks that overlook the bay and a warfy feeling indoors area too.Lots of other good things on the menu besides lobster too.

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Saint Andrews Shopping

  • Fabulous teas

    I loved this little shop . They had the most amazing variety of teas ...many made locally , like their blueberry teas. They had lots of variety, it was hard to choose.

  • Try the fudge

    Thye advertise Christmas things upstairs but we didn't get past the homemade fudge . 27 varieties and you can sample loads . I liked the orange /chocolate

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Saint Andrews Warnings and Dangers

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    by 850prc Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    St Andrews is a town used to well-heeled visitors. This can sometimes lead SOME local residents or merchants to be a bit haughty, perhaps acting as if they're something more than "just a TOURIST shop".

    We were in a shop down on Water Street. My wife was looking over a very nice selection of teas, and had sequestered a goodly number of items for purchase. We were the ONLY people in the shop. I took the lens off my digi and prepared to shoot a view of the tea shelf selection. The lady walks over and with a very crusty voice (kind of funny since she was probably half my age) said "IIIIIIIII'm sorry, we do not aaaaaallow photography in our shop".

    I thought to myself, wow. We're not allowed to photograph a shelf of tea. Now, I'm familiar with prohibitions of photography in, for example, the Louvre or perhaps in St. Patrick's Cathedral. But in a plain little TOURIST shop on Water Street in St Andrews, New Brunswick? It's a nice town, but this isn't Fifth Avenue in New York. My goodness gracious, there is a "Canadian Dollar Store" right across the street. All I can say is wow.

    This annoyed me/us, so we put down the approximately $50 tea purchase we'd sequested and left. And in retrospect, I guess that summary departure was a bit rude. I should have taken a moment to explain my "policy", which is no photo = no purchase and no nice write-up or tip for your shop on VT.

    We were in St. Andrews for a couple more hours, and as near as I could tell, not another soul went into the shop all morning. Seems like that "policy" isn't a good plan, does it? Maybe nobody thought that Garden by the Sea over at 217 Water Street sounded like an interesting store, but ooops, I guess I let the name slip, didn't I?

    Seriously, most folks in St. Andrews are very nice, no worries. But, you'll occasionally run across a royalty wannabe. :)

    There are a few snooty shopkeepers in town....

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    by Liefding Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: St.Andrews is a summertime touristic little town. The main street offers a lot of (touristic) shops. From St.Andrews you can make a Whale Watch. That's something you have to do! Along the beach you can walk a beach-trail, but local residents has blocked this trail, because the trail is on their property!
    It's better to go to Minister Island and see some deer.

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