Marystown is at the centre of economic, social, business activity on the Burin Peninsula. Situated 306 km from the province's capital, St. John's and 313 km from the international airport at Gander. Marystown relies upon the sea for business and industrial strength, and is the home of Marystown Shipyard Limited. Newfoundland's largest marine fabrication and outfitting facility.
Marystown is historically known for its expertise in the deep sea fishing industry. The ultra modern fish processing plant in Marystown is known internationally for expertise in the processing of fresh fish products.
Marystown is located on the shores of Mortier Bay and Creston Inlet. The bay itself is one of the largest natural harbours in eastern North America. Virtually ice free, the huge ocean inlet features a basin 2300 meters by 250 meters. With sheltered ocean access to the deep waters of Placentia Bay. Marystown has long been the logical choice for a Marine Industrial Complex established here in 1968.
The port and shipyard facility of Marystown services Newfoundland and Eastern Canadian seafood harvesting fleets which fish along the coast of the Province. In recent years the approaching development stage of petroleum projects on the Grand Banks have increased industrial activity at the facility. Five kilometres by road is the oil rig servicing base at Cow Head.
The community has identified a natural valley site in excess of 13,785 hectares that can be developed to accommodate future industrial and community expansion.
The layout of Marytown's main thorough fares afford tourists an opportunity to view all of the shorelines of Mortier Bay and Creston Inlet. A visit to Mary Mount and Tolt Hill will allow tourists to view Placentia Bay and its picturesque coastline. The scenic view of our town can be enhanced as a short drive will place tourists in neighbouring communities such as Jean de Baie, Beau Bois, Rock Harbour, Spanish Harbour, Red Harbour, Rushoon and Baine Harbour.
If you are visiting the area, on vacation or on business, we invite you to take in a round of Golf at the Grande Meadows Golf Course in Frenchman's Cove. The course is adjacent to the Frenchman's Cove Provincial Park and visitors to the park will find it exceptionally convenient to enjoy the Golf Course.
Marystown is also an excellent base from which you can explore the sites and attraction of the entire peninsula. From the scenery of Swift Current to the "Heritage Walk" through Grand Bank, you'll find things to do and places to see, tied to a familiar backdrop of rugged seacoast.
The Marystown area and the entire Burin Peninsula is accessible by modern paved highway from Route 1 via Route 210, connecting the region to Province wide industrial and tourism Infrastructure.
It's no wonder that community growth is considered a way of life here.