Northern Bay Sands
Just 9km towards Old Perlican you will find Northern Bay Sands - a broad sandy beach with a river pool to swim in if you find the ocean a bit too - shall we say "fresh". Pack a picnic and enjoy the day or visit Hogan's Take-out for a Newfoundland favorite - "fish, chips, dressing and gravy".
On your way to Northern Bay you will pass through many small communities including Jobs Cove,
formerly called Devils Cove. The fenced in whale watch and picnic park near the cliff is a "safe zone" for those of us a bit timid of the drop.
Here you can take in a breathtaking view of the rugged coastline and the "Droke"; a very steep ravine (valley from the road to the beach).
Be sure not to miss the "mouse hole", a large hole in a cliff along the shore in Burnt Point.
Salmon Cove Sands
Travel 11km back towards Carbonear and you'll find Salmon Cove Sands
- voted one of Canada's top beaches by Chatelaine magazine.
|One half kilometre of soft grey sand beach with backdrop of imposing cliffs carved over countless ages by the North Atlantic. A photographer's paradise!||
|With 1600 feet of wheelchair accessible boardwalk with observation deck and lookout skirts the inner fringes of the beach. A bandstand intended to facilitate the Annual Summer Beach Pea Festival held in July and seasonal concerts.|
Just a few short kilometers away the historic town of Harbour Grace holds a grand spot in aviation history. From a small airstrip in this town Amelia Earhart set out to cross the Atlantic. Read more about this historic event and visit the site were she started her journey.
Check out the local tourism website for details on these other communities you may want to visit:
....... and the list goes on!