AccommodationsWinterset in Summer Literary Festival
For those of you planning to attend the Festival, the Winterset Committee has compiled a list of accommodations that includes Motels, Cabins, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts, all within a short drive to the 2017 Winterset in Summer Literary Festival at the Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport.
We suggest you book early as the Eastport Peninsula and the communities surrounding the Terra Nova National Park form one of the most popular holiday areas on the island of Newfoundland.
Places to Stay
Sandy Cove Beach House Keeping Cabins - (709) 677-3158
Seaview Cottages - (709) 677-2271
Sta-n-Play Cottages - (709) 677-2729
White Sails Inn & Cabins - (709) 677-3400
Sandy Sea Beachside Resort - (709) 677-3224
Salvage Bay Motel - (709) 677-2458
Prints of Whales Inn - (709) 677-2104
Inn By the Sea B & B - (709) 677-3002
Inn@Happy Adventure - (709) 728-1105
Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park - (709) 677-2738
Bosun's Whistle Cottage, Happy Adventure 677-2109
The Sailor's Inn, Eastport 403-999-9674
Terra Nova National Park (RV & Camping), TCH - (709) 533-2801
Salty Bay Cabins, Traytown (709) 424-2908
Pinetree Lodge and Cabins, Traytown (709) 533-6601
Lilac Inn B&B, Glovertown (709) 533-6038
Noah's on the Point, Glovertown (709) 533-3324
Splash N Putt Cabins, TCH/Eastport Junction (709) 533-2753
Click on the "Links Tab" for links to the websites of some of the accommodations listed above. Other accommodations may be available.
Salvage dates back to the 1600s and is still a vibrant fishing community with a busy fish plant. The bold hill around its harbours are marked with traditional paths and trails viewing the island colonies of cormorants and puffins, and the whales that feed close by. There’s a restaurant and pub a short walk from the fishermen’s museum, which is well worth a visit.
Eastport was settled in the mid 1800s and the rich soil of its ancient delta is still being farmed today by families that resettled from Salvage and other parts of Bonavista Bay. Its main beach is popular for families, and the wild beach further along the shore is a favourite for walkers and boaters. The town is the hub of the Peninsula for grocery shopping and banking. In addition to the school and play ground, there are art and craft studios, craft shops, restaurants, cafés, a fried chicken take-out and an organic farm where you can buy vegetables. Eastport is also home to the Beaches Heritage Centre with its lively summer program of concerts, plays, exhibitions and children’s programs. The Centre is operated by the Peninsula Heritage Society and is host to the annual Winterset In Summer Writers Festival each August.
The Road to the Beaches
The Road to the Beaches leads to a number of communities surrounding the Terra Nova National Park, the Eastport Peninsula and the islands, harbours and coves of southern Bonavista Bay.
The Eastport Peninsula has attracted summer residents and visitors for decades. Its gentle coastal waters, great stretches of sandy beaches and old trails along the surrounding hills make it ideal for family holidays. There are seven communities on the Peninsula - Sandringham, Eastport, Sandy Cove, Happy Adventure, St. Chad’s and Burnside - all linked by families to the active fishing harbour of Salvage, the historic head and heart of the Peninsula.
Sandy Cove is a kilometre from the Eastport Church and boasts a spectacular sandy beach and a family park for fresh water swimming close by. There’s a craft shop on the main road into the community. Happy Adventure is only minutes away and has many fine examples of traditional houses, an active fish plant and three small adjacent coves. The last one on the road is Upper Cove, with a tea room and craft shop. St. Chad’s & Burnside are both worth a visit. Their coves and inlets are ideal for boating and kayaking. Burnside has the information centre for the aboriginal archeological sites that can be explored by boat. There’s also the mid-morning car ferry to St. Brendan’s Island with time for a picnic lunch before the return trip to the Peninsula.
Terra Nova National Park
Terra Nova National Park with all its splendour is the major attraction in the region. It offers a marine interpretation centre, great hiking trails, family swimming and canoeing, ocean watch boat tours and sea kayaking in Newman Sound. On its eastern boarder, there’s great golfing at Twin Rivers. Charlottetown is located on the eastern edge of the Park. Glovertown is just a few miles west of the Park, and is the main centre for the Road to the Beaches area. The town has a new museum and a wetland park that’s quite special.
Sandringham is the first community on the Peninsula and was established as a farming experiment in the early 30th. Watch for signs along the road for fresh produce and baked goods. The gas station has great ice cream and the shop further along offers a unique assortment of groceries, dry goods and household items.