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Beaches of Newfoundland



Newfoundland is affectionately called by its residents: "The Rock". The term aptly describes the dominant feature of Newfoundland: the rocky landscape. Even along the sea, rock formations predominate, giving the seashore a rugged, wild, yet beautiful look. Most of the beaches of Newfoundland are of the "pebble" variety; however, from time to time, some lovely sandy beaches are found. The picture here was taken at Eastport, Bonavista Bay. There are similar sandy beaches, among others, at Gooseberry Cove (Avalon Peninsula), Northern Bay Sands and Salmon Cove (Conception Bay), Lumsden and Sandy Cove. Few, but the bravest, dare swim at such beaches as the Atlantic waters remain very cold even in the warmest month of the year (August).


© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College