A. Do I need a rental car?
Yes. Or you can partner up with someone else who is coming.
B. Can I stay somewhere other than Anderson House?
Yes, there are a number of hotels and Air BnB's in the St. Andrews area.
C. Do they cater to special diets?
Yes. Vegetarian and gluten free.
D. Can you handle Beachcombers with special needs?
We can’t stress enough that this is a physically active, hands-on learning conference.
We can accommodate everyone to a degree. All tutorials, museum visits and boat trips, as well as arts classes, are open to everyone, including people with disabilities. All field trips this year are relatively easy. There are no long hikes or climbing up and down cliffs -- though there may be some beaches with large cobbles.
E. What to bring (or buy there):
2. Wading boots
3. Socks, several pairs
4. Rain gear
5. Clothes that can be layered
6. Water bottle
7. Sun block
8. Walking stick (optional)
9. Mosquito repellent (just in case)
F. Getting There:
Regardless of where you are coming from, use your favorite navigation app, locate Anderson House on Upper Campus Road, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
Driving from the U.S.A. (about 30 minutes from international border):
- Cross U.S./Canada border into St. Stephen, New Brunswick and take Hwy 1 East to Hwy 127 South (Exit 39)
- Follow Hwy 127 into the town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea.
- Another option through Maine is to take ME-214 and then go by way of Charlotte, Maine through the heart of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. This route brings you back onto US-1 barely a mile from the rotary and the new border crossing to Canada.
Driving from Saint John, New Brunswick (about 1.25 hours):
- Take Hwy 1 West to Hwy 127 (Exit 25)
- Take Hwy 127 South into the town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea
- Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton in New Brunswick (West Coasters, you may want to get a connecting flight via Quebec);
- Maine’s Bangor or Portland airports; or