Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park

Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park

Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park
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Claire Penton
St. John's, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We stumbled onto this beautiful beach when we were visiting Placentia last weekend. I would argue that this is one of the most tranquil beaches I have visited in the province. It is truly untouched beauty with a freshwater river and swimming hole on one side, and charcoal-like sand on the other with the Atlantic Ocean and waves splashing. Gorgeous to sit, read a book, enjoy a picnic from the Three Sisters in Placentia. The only downside was the slightly rough road to get there, as well as the off-road parking. You would benefit from 4-wheel drive to get down.
Written 22 August 2020
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Debbie J
High Level, Canada54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Friends
Marked as a provincial park on the map, but very hard to find. Staff at the tourist centre explained how to get there. Short road to the beach, but road full of scary holes and rough driving. Looks like a nice spot to stop and enjoy the rocky little beach and ocean scenery, but very primitive
Written 28 July 2016
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J K
Ottawa, Canada30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We almost had this charming spot to ourselves. It isnt market at all so we drove past a few times before asking a local. So glad we did. There is a small river meanding into the sea across a pebbly beach. Surrounded by forest and rocky outcrops.
Written 10 August 2018
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Ryan M
Rosetown, Canada273 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Stopped and just watched the waves come in. Apparently whales frequent the area, but we didn't see any. Closest thing to a sandy beach we saw all trip. Very peaceful in the cove.
Written 31 August 2016
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Gerry733
Cambridge, Canada71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
We stopped here to look around on our travels and the scenery was beautiful. It was cool that day and very windy so we didn't stay long but I would like to go back and spend a few hours there.
Written 13 August 2015
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Marg_and_Stew
Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Couples
We took a drive down the coast late in the afternoon after checking in at the Bridgewater Hotel in Placentia. There was a sign for Gooseberry Cove but not for the Provincial Park. We kept driving another 2-3 km. and knew we must have missed it. Went back and drove along a driveway between a few houses toward the beach at Gooseberry Cove. We never saw a sign indicating we were in a Provincial park but we're pretty sure that was it. There was a nice pebble beach that was about 150 metres long. It was too damp and windy that day for a comfortable stroll. It might be a good spot for a picnic on a sunny day if you have a basket and a blanket with you. There are no amenities, no outhouse. It looked possible that the "park" includes hiking trials on high flat land past the cove.
A camper pulled by a van was parked parallel to the beach and appeared to be there for the night. Along with us that represented the total human population.
Written 11 July 2015
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flo4321
St. John's, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited this remote jewel of a beach on a weekday and shared it with only one other couple. While it doesn’t have the amenities that you would expect from a Provincial Park, it is one of the most beautiful places in Newfoundland. It is frequented by a few ‘in the know’ locals, so if you are traveling to the bird sanctuary, plan a stop here. There are a handful of country homes behind the beach, but they are far enough away that they don’t impact the beach at all. A gorgeous place!
Written 12 August 2019
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Irene R
Tors Cove, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This attractive sandy beach with a grassy back shore is ideal for picnicking. There is a small freshwater hole there which is great for the kids for swimming. The beauty is outstanding.
Written 2 June 2017
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