Things To Do In Newfoundland

Visiting nearby attractions on the Southern Shore will surely help you make the most of your trip to the East Coast of Newfoundland. And don’t forget to book early!

Things To Do In Newfoundland

Start your NL vacation planning early and explore things to do in Newfoundland near Beth’s Beach House. You’ll find NL tour bus operators, humpback whale and puffin boat tours, restaurants and pubs, guides and the best hiking trails on the East Coast!

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East Coast Trail Hiking

The East Coast Trail is a system of trails that run along the ocean coastline within this region of NL. The LaManche Trail is also within this area.

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NL Boat Tours

The East Coast of Newfoundland is known for its whale watching and puffin tours here on the Southern Shore.

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Restaurants and Pubs

Try Newfoundland’s famous fish n’ chips or “wings, chips, dressing and gravy” along with a pint of NL beer.

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Guided Exploration

Newfoundland is a great place to set out in a kayak or canoe. Here are some tour companies that offer this service.

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Mistaken Point

Mistaken point is home to the world’s largest and oldest collection of biologically complex marine life fossils

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Lighthouse Picnics

Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics offers in-house and takeaway picnic baskets to eat while enjoying the panoramic ocean view. 

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Ferryland Dinner Theatre

Looking for pure Newfoundland fun? Check out the Ferryland Dinner Theatre! They have great local actors, singers, and amazing Newfoundland traditional food.

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NL Bus and Land Tours

Book a tour of St. John’s or the Irish Loop Drive or one of the many landmarks NL is famous for.

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Colony Of Avalon

Step back into the 17th Century with the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland. An archeological dig site that explores the findings of the earliest settlement on the Avalon.

Visit Newfoundland’s East Coast!

Book Your Stay Today!

Burnt Cove, Newfoundland is very popular for staycations and vacations, so be sure to plan ahead and book early.

Links To Some Local NL Operators

There are many local restaurants and businesses along The Irish Loop, Route 10, here on the Southern Shore of NL. We hope you get to enjoy as many as possible.

St. John’s is only a 45 minute drive out so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Also note, our website only mentions a small number of the many offerings and operators that are available. Be sure to do further exploration online for other areas of interest.

Restaurants and Pubs

There are many restaurants that run along the Southern Shore. Here are just a few:

Local Shops & Essentials

Many boat tour operators also have shops within. Here are some helpful links:

La Manche and Local Hiking Trails

La Manche trail is accessible at the end of this community. Walk (or drive) until the main road in Burnt Cove ends (and park) at Bauline wharf. From there, walk up the hill to the trail.

The East Coast Trail is a system of trails that run along the ocean coastline within this region of NL. The LaManche Trail is also within this area.

NL Bus and Land Tours

Many Bus Tours operate out of St. John’s. Here are some operators to review:






Guided Exploration

Horse Back Riding – Endeavour Equestrian is located at the top of the hill before descending into Burnt Cove

A Wilder Experience located in Cape Broyle, offers guests unique adventure tourism-based excursions such as hiking and kayaking throughout Newfoundland

Ocean Quest Adventures offers zodiac tours, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, boat tours, and land excursions.

Lighthouse Picnics

Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics offers gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked Newfoundland bread, salads & desserts. Offered in takeaway picnic baskets, enjoy the panoramic ocean view at the Ferryland lighthouse. 

If you can’t walk the rugged 15-minute trail to the lighthouse, you can catch a lift with By-Side Rides.  A side-by-side ATV operator that assists travellers.

Puffin & Whale Boat Tours

There are many great boat tours within the area! Some offer shuttle service as well. Feel free to visit their websites to learn more:

Car Rentals

Don’t leave your vehicle rental to last-minute booking as they are hard to come by during peak seasons! These rental agencies are located within St. John’s, NL:

Taxi Service

Taxi services are not largely used in the rural areas of the Southern Avalon, but there are some that are within reach.

Southern Shore Taxi – Witless Bay (10 mins away)

A Plus Taxi and Tours – Witless Bay (10 mins away)

Goulds Taxi – Goulds (30 mins away)

City Wide Taxi – St. John’s (45 mins away)

Molloy’s Taxi – Trepassey (1 hour South)


NL ATV Trails and Gear

Melvin’s ATV sits at the entrance of Burnt Cove and offers ATV equipment, sales and service.

By-Side Rides.  is a side-by-side ATV operator that assists travellers with rides to the Ferryland Lighthouse picnic. 


Finding Things To Do In Newfoundland

Finding those “things to do in Newfoundland” is great when you have a map! Explore the area from Beth’s Beach House to get familiar with the Southern Shore on Newfoundland’s Avalon peninsula.

Things to do at Beth’s Beach House

Our property is centred around relaxing and getting back to nature. If nothing else, you’ll enjoy just being at home in Beth’s Beach House. Every day casts a different light on the islands that dot the shoreline of NL behind Beth’s Beach House. And you never know what you’ll spot from the kitchen window ocean view. Here are just a few of the simple pleasures we see throughout the year:

  • Watch as icebergs drift by
  • Sheep roaming the distant island
  • Humpback whales feeding on capelin
  • Dolphins, killer whales
  • Seals basking in the sun on the rugged oceans edge.
  • Cruise ships and long liners sailing by
  • Kayakers and fishing boats enjoying a good sea day

Read reviews on what past guests have said about their stay on our home page found HERE.


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