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Amazing Area Attractions

We think you’ll be captivated by the natural, rugged beauty of the area – beaches, cliffs and coves all formed by the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Round Da Bay Inn is conveniently located for your travels to many beautiful sights in the Bonavista Bay area.

Bonavista

Bonavista is located about 45 minutes away on the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula. To get there, just continue along Route 235 past King’s Cove.

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Open Hall, Red Cliff and Tickle Cove

Just a short 10 minute drive away are the picturesque towns of Open Hall, Red Cliff and Tickle Cove.

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King’s Cove, Duntara and Keels

King’s Cove, about a 15 minute drive away, is a beautiful fishing town settled in the 1750s.
Hikers will enjoy The Discovery Trail in King’s Cove. Duntara and Keels are just 5 minutes past King’s Cove – you’ll want to check out the amazing rock formations in Keel’s.

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Trinity

Trinity, a 45 minute drive along Route 230, is a beautiful heritage community. There are several tea shops and gift stores there as well as a live theatre.

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Outdoor Activities

Sea of Whales Adventures
Puffin Viewing in Elliston

PICNICS!

Spend the day touring through our scenic communities and take a delicious picnic with you. Homemade sandwiches, cookies, fruit, beverages – just let us know what you’d like and it will be our pleasure to have it ready for your travels!

Sea of Whales Adventures

If you’d like to meet some whales up close and personal, you’ll enjoy a boat tour with Kris and Shawna Prince, who are passionate about whales. There are 3 tours daily, weather permitting.

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Puffin Viewing

Elliston has one of the closest land views of puffins in North America. The colorful puffins are usually in the area from May until September.

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Fishing

There are two periods each year when public cod fishing is permitted (in July-August and in September); you can check the dates here. We’d be happy to help you arrange a fishing trip while you’re here.
There are many ponds in our area where you can catch some fine trout during the season!

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Ski-Dooing in Newfoundland

Swimming Pool in Plate Cove East

Berry Picking

Ski-dooing

Once the ponds freeze, you can tour the whole Bonavista Peninsula from our doorstep.

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Swimming by the Ocean

On the hot summer days you can enjoy a dip in the ocean, in one of our many ponds or in a really cool brook-fed ocean side pool, just a few minutes drive away in Plate Cove East!

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Berry Picking

Enjoy fresh local berries, right from the bushes. We’ll direct you to our favorite blueberry patches.

 

Hiking Trails to Discover

The Skerwink Trail

The Skerwink Trail is an Award-Winning 5.3km enhanced hiking path that circles Skerwink Head, near Port Rexton and Trinity East, Newfoundland and Labrador. Just a 10-minuted drive from Trinity and it’s popular popular cultural attractions, it is a beautiful place to experience our coastal landscape and view the vast blue waters of Trinity Bay.
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Gun Hill Trail

Located at the base of Trinity, Upper Gun Hill trail leads straight to the top of the hill for a fantastic 360 degree view of the entire area and offers great vantage points for picture taking.

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Maberly Trail

The Little Catalina to Maberly Trail was traditionally used as a footpath by residents for berry picking, hunting and travelling to neighbouring outports. It offers 17 km of coastline dotted with icebergs, seabirds, and whales, in addition to barrens containing a variety of Plant life.

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King’s Cove Lighthouse Trail

The King’s Cove Lighthouse affords one of the most spectacular views of the Bonavista Bay. You can hike to the lighthouse in about 20 minutes on the Discovery Trail, a 3-km walking trail, along the coastline and through the woods.

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Walkers Trail and Sea Arch in Tickle Cove

Walk to the natural sea arch carved over the years by the waves approximately 40 metres off shore. Locally known as Tickle Cove Arch Hole, this is a popular site for visiting tourists. After you have visited the sea arch, you can walk the local road across the beach near the pond to Walkers Trail which follows a gravel/boardwalk trail around Tickle Cove Pond. This is the same Tickle Cove Pond for which the famous song was written about.

British Harbour Trail

The British Harbour trail begins at the town of New Bonaventure and passes by the film set of “Random Passage”, a popular television series that depicted life in Newfoundland in the early nineteenth century. The first 2km of the trail follows the route to Kerley’s Harbour, another abandoned community from the same era. The trail follows rocky coastline, large meadows, dense forest, and highland barrens, all in one 6km stretch.

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Rattle Falls

Located in Southern Bay, You’ll want a camera when you visit this beautiful waterfalls, with a mildly steep footpath running alongside to the top of the falls. There are a couple of beautiful vantage points for taking pictures and sometimes the stream is calm enough that you can walk through it and relax in a pool at the base of the falls.

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Newfoundland History comes to life in so many places here

Random Passage
Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
Mockbeggar Plantation
Ye Matthew Legacy

Random Passage

New Bonaventure: Constructed in 2000 for the filming of the TV mini-series “Random Passage” the site today provides guided tours which allow visitors to step back in time to learn about the obstacles and opportunities the early settlers faced here.
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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

For a scenic view with a history lesson, you’ll enjoy a visit to this lighthouse, built in 1843.

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Mockbeggar Plantation

The salt box house located on this site is believed to have been built around 1773, making it possibly the oldest surviving structure on the coast.

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Ye Matthew Legacy

You can see a replica of the ship John Cabot arrived on when he landed on the shores of Bonavista in 1749 and learn a bit about what sea travel was like 500 years ago.

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Elliston Root Cellars

Port Union

Ryan Premises National Historic Site
Trinity Walking Tours

Elliston Root Cellars

With over 133 documented root cellars, Elliston has declared itself the “Root Cellar Capital of the World”.

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Port Union

Located in Trinity Bay, this town was built in 1916 as the Fishermen’s Protective Union’s capital. Tours are available of the restored Factory including its period woodworking machinery, and some of the original printing press machines used for the town’s newspaper, Fishermen’s Advocate.

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Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Learn the vital role that fishing played in Newfoundland’s history on an interesting tour.

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Trinity Historic Walking Tours

Time travel through 5 centuries of Newfoundland’s colourful history along the paths of historic Trinity.

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Arts, Crafts and Gift Shops

Bonavista
2 Rooms Gallery
Susie's Cafe
Paterson’s Woodworking

Paul Dolk Photography

Open Hall – Visit Paul’s studio for some amazing scenic photography.

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2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects

Duntara – A gallery and a museum are housed in this restored salt box house. On the first floor you’ll enjoy exhibits of regional and international contemporary art, while the second floor displays historical artifacts from the area.

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Susie’s Seaside Crafts and Oddities

Birchy Cove – featuring unique local crafts and artwork for sale.

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Paterson’s Woodworking

Upper Amherst Cove – produces fine handcrafted wooden furniture. You can browse some of their products on their website. While you’re there, visit Bonavista Social Club and try a delicious sandwich with bread made on site in their wood-fired bread oven.

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Theatre

Garrick Theatre
Rising Tide Theatre

Garrick Theatre

Bonavista – Featuring movies as well as live shows during the summer – check to see what’s playing.

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Rising Tide Theatre

Trinity – featuring Dinner Theatres and an outside walkabout historical tour, where the past will unfold in story and song.

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