Leave your footprints on these five pristine beaches in Central Newfoundland

With over 29,000 kilometres of undisturbed, rugged coastline stretching around this place, one would expect to find rocky beaches on the island of Newfoundland. But this hauntingly beautiful shoreline has some surprises in store for you – five sandy, secluded beaches tucked into sheltered coves, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.



The Eastport Peninsula offers not one, but three, white sandy beaches just begging for shovels, towels, umbrellas, and sand castle builders.

The main Eastport beach is centrally located in the town of Eastport. It offers a meandering boardwalk and convenient parking. The Northside beach is a secluded treasure with plenty of room to beachcomb and soak up the sun.

Not far from Eastport, Sandy Cove is nestled in a sheltered cove with sun-warmed waters for swimmers of all ages.


Lumsden Beach aerial view

Located along the Kittiwake coast, Lumsden is a stretch of sandy beaches on a small peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic. There are actually four beaches: Lumsden North Beach, Lumsden South Beach, The Back Beach and Windmill Bight Beach. Each are about a kilometer long and the waters are surprisingly warm with a neighbourhood that is nothing short of fascinating.

Lumsden can be found near Newtown, dubbed the ‘Venice of Newfoundland’, as it’s built on a series of tiny islands. Surf, sand, and sun happily meet here for all to enjoy.

Musgrave Harbour

Musgrave Beach

The fishing community of Musgrave Harbour is known for its miles of sandy beach that line the Kittiwake Coast. Adventurers will find azure lakes, crystal clear streams, and long stretches of ivory white sand.

200 years ago, these beaches were used to dry fish caught by local fishermen. Today, they lure sun and sand lovers, birdwatchers, and those in search of icebergs along the coast.

Sandy Cove

Sandy Cove

Sandy Cove is an out-of-the-way, peaceful escape located at the entrance of Tilting on Fogo Island. A pleasant stretch of sand, this is one of the most alluring natural ocean beaches in the entire province.

Perfect for a beachcombing stroll or a picnic in the sun, Sandy Cove Beach is part of a captivating and timeless historic community.

Deadman’s Cove

Deadman's Beach, Harbour Breton - Photo by Candice Walsh

The four sandy beaches of Deadman’s Cove in Harbour Breton are popular for the annual capelin roll in mid-June. When the capelin roll, people flock to the beaches in a festival mood, ready to gather the small sea delicacy in overflowing nets and buckets. And when there’s capelin, there’s an excellent chance you’ll see majestic humpback whales feeding just offshore.

On a clear day, you can also see the famous French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon off in the distance.

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