The little communities of Squid Tickle, Hollett’s Tickle and Hollett’s Cove were amalgamated in 1921 and named Burnside. The name Burnside originates from a forest fire that destroyed a large part of the area in 1912. Yet Burnside’s history goes back much farther than this. Artifacts from Maritime Archaic, Paleo-Eskimo and Beothuck Indians found in the area imply that these peoples frequented the area to hunt and fish.
Located in Terra Nova National Park, just minutes from the Trans Canada Highway, this coastal community is another popular vacation spot. With the opening of Terra Nova National Park in 1957, Charlottetown’s economy evolved to provide services for the ever increasing number of visitors to the area. When you visit Charlottetown, be sure to visit the sandy beach, and enjoy the warm ocean water of Clode Sound.
Eastport is the service centre for the Eastport Peninsula. Here you will find grocery stores, restaurants, accommodations, The Beaches Heritage Centre and service stations (as well as lots to do!). During the last weekend of July/first weekend of August, the annual Sea Fest is held on Eastport Beach, and offers a variety of fun for all ages.
Glovertown is the central service centre in the Road to the Beaches area. Formally called Bloody Bay, Glovertown was renamed in the late 1800's in honour of Sir J. Glover, Governor of Newfoundland from 1876-1881. Take a stroll thru the Ken Diamond Memorial Park, visit the Glovertown Museum or The House of Diamonds Art Gallery.
Happy Adventure is one of seven quiet communities on the Eastport Peninsula & is divided into three coves - Upper Cove, Middle/Little Sandy Cove & Lower/Powell's Cove. Happy Adventure also has great vantage points for whale watching or to just admire the surrounding scenery. There is also a nice picnic area & beach where, if the tide is low, you can dig for clams (known locally as "cocks and hens").
Colourful homes scatter a backdrop of jagged rock & boreal forest while numerous fishing stages dot the sheltered shoreline reflecting the determination & cheerfulness of Salvage residents, past & present. The Fishermen’s Museum displays artifacts from the 1600's & the Old Trails should definitely be explored. All aspects combined make Salvage the quintessential example of a Newfoundland fishing village.
This charming little community is named for the Queen’s palace of Sandringham House. As you enter Sandringham there is a nice little beach area where you can launch a boat, have a cook up, get a tan, go for a swim or just admire the surrounding landscape. Fresh produce may be purchased from local farms & local fishing holes can be found (with the help of a knowledgeable resident.)
Once known as "Silver Buckle," this lovely community was renamed for the wide beach at the bottom of the broad open cove. In addition to being a wonderful place to soak in the scenery, have a swim in the salt water or walk along the shoreline, Sandy Cove provides great hiking opportunities, a fresh water swimming option at Crooked Tree Park & if the conditions are right, icebergs may be seen in the bay.
Step back in time & experience the Old World Charm of St. Brendan’s. Originally known as Shoal Bay, St. Brendan’s was settled in the mid 1800's by Irish fishing servants who worked in the inshore & Labrador fishery. Located on Cottel’s Island & accessible by ferry at the wharf in Burnside, St. Brendan’s is a great place to pass away an afternoon chatting with the locals, picnicking & exploring the island.
Originally called "Damnable," this small community was once the site for shipbuilding, winter woods work and the "freezing in" of schooners. Today, this peaceful little community offers a lovely scenic view of this bay and its surrounding islands. To truly appreciate this tiny community, take some time, walk around and experience a simpler way of life.
Along Route 310, be sure to visit Traytown. This picturesque community is situated around a sheltered bay, and offers a relaxing environment for walking or sightseeing. Traytown was first settled because of the sawmill located at Rosedale. Access to Cull's Harbour is over the one lane causeway near the center of Traytown.
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