Rocky Harbour - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 430
Coordinates: 49.5934° N, 57.9117° W

The town of Rocky Harbour is located between two prominent landmarks; Salmon Point and Lobster Cove Head. Those landmarks are located at the northern entrance to beautiful Bonne Bay. The town gets its name gets its name from the reef of rocks at the entrance to the harbour. The town consists of six major areas which spread all around the harbour

  • Lobster Cove: Named for the vast number of lobsters.
  • Woody Cove: Cove with a growth of timber.
  • Bear Cove: Bears visited this area and caused havoc.
  • Bottom: Located at the base of the harbour.
  • Rocky Harbour Cove: Very deep cove, great for anchoring large boats.
  • Rocky Harbour Pond: On the road to Norris Point. A local swimming hole favorite.

Rocky Harbour now has a fully trained volunteer fire department , an all grade school, public library and community access center all under one roof, five churches, community hall, an arena, new recycling building, post office, bank, RCMP detachment, hotel/motels, cottages, housekeeping units and bed & breakfasts, restaurants & take outs, pizza, grocery convenience and craft stores, bakeries, Laundromat, beauty salons, productive fish plant, several service organizations, campgrounds, hardware store, and sports groups.

Rocky Harbour is an enclave within Gros Morne National Park and thus residents and tourist alike are close to boat tours, hiking trails with spectacular views, heated indoor swimming pool with hot tub, and cross-county ski trails in season.

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