Cape Ray - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 408
Coordinates: 47°38′16″N 59°17′07″W

Sometimes, you just need a day at the beach. Dotting the coastline from Grand Bay West to Cape Ray is a stretch of sandy beaches unrivalled on the island of Newfoundland.

Portions of these beaches are home to the Piping Plover, a rare bird whose population has dwindled to just 5000 remaining in the world today.

The community of Cape Ray is one of three capes forming the triangular points of the island of Newfoundland. A museum interprets the story of the Dorset Paleceoskimo who lived at the site more than 1800 years ago.

The first lighthouse, built in1871,markedthe southern tip of the French Shore. Cape Ray was the site of the first submarine telegraph cable in Newfoundland. Laid in 1856, it connected the province to the rest of North America.

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