Situated on Shediac Bay, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait, the Canadian town of Shediac calls itself the "Lobster Capital of the World". It hosts an annual lobster festival every July; the largest lobster sculpture in the world is situated at the western entrance to the town.
Lobster stocks in the Northumberland Strait have been dwindling in recent years. During Summer months, local restaurants are forced to import lobsters from more plentiful fishing grounds in Nova Scotia, however they still serve the shellfish, mainly to tourists.
The town is located close to Parlee Beach Provincial Park, known for its sand bars and warm water and a scenic wharf in the nearby community of Pointe-du-Chene.