The Eastport Peninsula is a small extension of land into the central
part of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. The peninsula is adjacent to
Terra Nova National Park and contains seven small outport villages:
• Happy Adventure,
• Sandy Cove,
• St. Chad's,
In addition, Eastport Newfoundland is adjacent
to two larger communities: Glovertown and Traytown.
The Eastport Peninsula has long been a popular vacation destination.
The peninsula's excellent beaches, fishing villages, boat launching
and active arts community are just a few of the attractions for
Panoramic View Of Eastport
Eastport Newfoundland is the hub of the
peninsula. It is widely known for its white sandy beaches and arable
soils. Its beaches and pleasant Atlantic Ocean vistas make it a
popular destination for holiday makers and retirees. To accommodate
for this new influx of people into the region every summer, a variety
of accommodations have been establihed. Cabins in the area are in
great demand during the summer. Click here for some Easport
Happy Adventure, is a pretty seaside village built around three
inlets on Newman Sound; Upper Cove, Little Sandy Cove and Powell’s
Cove. Local legend attributes the name to a pirate's favourable
adventure, evading detection, in one of the sheltered coves.
Sandringham is the newest community on the peninsula and site
of abundant farmland.
Sandy Cove was formerly known as Silver Buckle. According to local
legend, Silver Buckle referred to a buried pirate treasure in the
area. In more modern times Sandy Cove is best known for its most
prominent feature - a long sandy beach! In fact, Sandy Cove features
the longest sandy beach on the peninsula. It is known for being
a well kept and pretty community. It has been granted the 'Tidy
Towns' award numerous times.
Salvage is situated on barren rocky headland near good fishing grounds,
and the migration routes of harp seals. The village is built around
a rugged but protected harbour that has drawn tourists, sightseers
and artists for generations.
According to visiting Archdeacon Coster in the 1820s, "rugged as the spot is, it has always
appeared to me the most interesting little settlement in the Bay
of Bonavista, if not in Newfoundland". And this may well be
Burnside, the northernmost settlement on the Peninsula and named
for a devastating forest fire that swept through in 1912. Artifacts
from Maritime Archaic, Paleo-Eskimo and Beothuk Indians are found
in the area. Evidence of this may be found at the Burnside Archaeological
Centre in the heart of Burnside. Boat tours are also available to
view the archaeological sites nearby. The 45 minute ferry ride to
St. Brendan’s may also be taken from Burnside.
St. Chad's is a small fishing village, once known as Damnable Bay
(pronounced Damn The Bell).
Sandy Cove Beach