The town of Bay Roberts is well known for its industrious spirit, which has lead the town to successfully adapt to economic changes. The town council consistently operates with a surplus.
The highly supportive volunteer sector in the community has participated in all types of activities from maintaining heritage sites to designing and developing a marina to running various minor sports leagues.
Bay Roberts is located on Route 70 about 90 km west of St. Johns. The municipality is made up of Bay Roberts, Country Road, Coles Point, Butlerville, and Shearstown.
The town, one of the two largest in the region, provides major transportation, distribution, and service to the Avalon Peninsula and surrounding areas.
The Bay Roberts harbour is one of the largest and safest in the province. It has a docking facility with year round operations, which contributes to the town's economic growth. The Veteran's Marina, located in the heart of the town, is used by many pleasure craft visiting the area.