Shallow Bay

Gros Morne National Park

The gentle, safe, sand-duned beach at Shallow Bay seems out of place, as if transported from the Caribbean by some bizarre current. The water, though, provides a chilling dose of reality, as it rarely gets above 15°C (59°F).

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Nearby Gros Morne National Park attractions

1. Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum

2.28 MILES

Located in Cow Head, at the very northern edge of the park, this historical building is really more of a collection of cool stuff: an axe murderer's axe,…

2. Broom Point Fishing Camp

8.41 MILES

This restored fishing camp sits a short distance north of Western Brook Pond. The three Mudge brothers and their families fished here from 1941 until 1975…

3. Arches Provincial Park

12.9 MILES

The relentless force of the ocean has carved out these scenic arched rocks on Rte 430, north of Parsons Pond. The area is nice for a picnic assuming the…

4. SS Ethie

13.04 MILES

Follow the sign off the highway to a parking lot, and from here take a short path to where the waves batter the rusty and tangled remains of the SS Ethie…

5. Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

24.71 MILES

Overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence, this lighthouse is picturesque enough to grace the cover of a nautically inclined calendar. Inside you'll find parks…

6. Gros Morne Wildlife Museum

24.81 MILES

While this spot falls into the kitschy-but-fun attraction-cum-gift-shop category, we want to stress: it is fun. Several rooms, each themed around a Gros…

8. Bonne Bay Marine Station

29.48 MILES

At the wharf in Norris Point is this small research facility, which is part of Memorial University. Every half-hour there are interactive tours, and the…