The Trail to Deadmans Cove is located at the entrance to the town of Harbour Breton on the southcoast of Newfoundland. The 3.8 km easy to moderate trail consists of half boardwalk and half gravel trail along the edge of Mile Pond, and the cliffside overlooking the ocean. It's a beautiful trail to experience! The scenery throughout the trail is a photographers buffet; every which way you turn, you are presented with spectacular blue water, vast green hills and roaring waves against sandy beaches! Along with this scenery, remarkable plantlife, such as yellow water lilies, and the Newfoundland Provincial Flower, the Pitcher Plant, are scattered throughout the trailway. There are also seating areas throughout the trail, providing a wonderful opportunity for bird watchers and sightseers to take in the beauty of the Trail to Deadmans Cove!
The entrance to the trail is located on the right side of the road, near the entrance signs. When you start walking, the pathway leads you to a picnic table and gazebo, providing the first viewing point, overlooking the blue water and distant hills! The pathway around Mile Pond is surrounded by beautiful evergreens and birch trees, and in the summer, rows and rows of daisies follow the trail side. As you continue around Mile Ponds edge, you come to another gazebo overlooking the pond from the other side. Just pass the gazebo is where the boardwalk divides; to the left is the rest of the boardwalk around the pond, to the right is the cliffside trail, overlooking the horizon. This cliffside boardwalk provides a spectacular outstretching view of the three beaches and their roaring waves, before reaching the Deadmans Cove Beach!
For the best scenery, the best time to take the trail would be at any sunny evening in the summer. The cool ocean wind will make for more spectacular waves on the beach, as well as a windy refreshment as you make your way to the end of the trail.
GPS Co-ordinates (WGS84 DATUM): N 47 28.689' W 055 50.863'
Travel 204kms south on highway 360 and Harbour Breton is loacted at the very end. The entrance to the trailway can be accessed at the "Welcome to Harbour Breton" sign/rest area, where you will find directional signage for the trailway. Once you reach the second second gazebo on the trail, where the boardwalk divides, take the right boardwalk, which will lead to the Deadmans Cove Beach.
(a) Click Wiki Edit This Page to get placed in edit mode
(b) When finished, your update is available to view as draft (click wiki update pending in trail to see draft)
* note: editors are notified and must approve the change