Travel: Blue Beach, Newfoundland

Historically, Blue Beach on the Port au Port peninsula in Western Newfoundland, was a bustling fishing harbour. Today, fishermen use it seasonally for trapping lobster, which is typically done in late spring to early summer. If you like lobster, that would be the time to go to Newfoundland. Fresh is always best.

Blue Beach is on the end of a very long and narrow peninsula reaching out into the Gulf of the St. Lawrence  and is well worth a visit.  It’s a little over an hour to drive from Stephenville with fabulous views the whole way. When you get to Lourdes, turn right and you’ll head down a long, rough dirt road to Long Point. I’d recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle for this part of the trip, or a mountain bike. When I visited in late July, the harbor was closed down and very quiet. The remnants of the fishing community were still there; lots of lobster traps, nets, buoys and a few boats anchored at the dock. For this reason, it’s a classic spot for picture making and the views are absolutely stunning. For the geologists or rock collectors out there, the beach is full of interesting rocks and fossils.

 

 

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Randi I agree…the last photo is one of my new Hannele favorites!

Sue Love this place and the last photo of the posting is my favorite!

Jean King Beautiful!

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