Welcome To the Southern Shore

The Southern Shore Area of Newfoundland is a beautiful and historic region that stretches along the eastern coast of the island. It includes many picturesque towns, each with their unique attractions, landmarks, and character. The Southern Shore Area of Newfoundland is a truly special place, full of history, natural beauty, and vibrant communities. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, there is always something new to discover and explore in this unique region.


The Southern Shore area includes the following communities: Admiral’s Cove, Aquaforte, Bay Bulls, Brigus South, Burnt Cove-St. Michaels-Bauline South, Calvert, Cape Broyle, Fermeuse, Ferryland, La Manche, Mobile, Port Kirwan, Renews-Cappahayden, Tors Cove and Witless Bay.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. Natural Beauty: The Southern Shore is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Canada, including rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and vast wilderness areas.
  2. Community: The people who live in the Southern Shore are known for their friendliness and strong sense of community. There is a real sense of togetherness here that is hard to find in larger cities.
  3. Rich History: The Southern Shore is steeped in history, with many important sites and landmarks from the province’s early colonial period still standing today.
  4. Outdoor Recreation: With so much natural beauty around, it’s no surprise that the Southern Shore is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking.
  5. Local Food: The Southern Shore is home to many small, family-run farms and fisheries, which means that there is an abundance of fresh, locally sourced food available.

5 Reasons You'll hate it:

  1. Harsh Weather: Newfoundland is known for its harsh weather, and the Southern Shore is no exception. Snow, rain, and wind can be constant factors in daily life.
  2. Isolation: The Southern Shore is a relatively isolated area, with few large towns or cities nearby. This can make it difficult to access certain amenities and services.
  3. Limited Job Opportunities: The Southern Shore is largely rural, which means that there are limited job opportunities available. Many people commute to St. John’s, are rotational workers offshore, or work remotely.
  4. Sparse Population: The population of the Southern Shore is relatively small, which can make it difficult to meet new people or find a sense of community if you’re not from the area.
  5. Seasonal Tourism: While the influx of tourists during the summer months can bring economic benefits to the area, it can also make it more crowded and busy than some residents might like.

Places of Interest

The Southern Shore Area is famous for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes. Visitors can enjoy hiking and exploring the rugged coastline, with its rocky cliffs and secluded beaches. Other popular attractions include whale watching, bird watching, and exploring the many historic landmarks and cultural sites in the area.

For families with children, there are many playgrounds and recreation facilities in the Southern Shore Area. There are also many community centres, sports fields, and other recreational facilities available throughout the area.


East Coast Trail sign in a wooded area with the ocean behind
Fish and Chips on a plate with lemon

Food and Lifestyle

The Southern Shore Area is home to many fantastic restaurants, cafes, and eateries. Visitors can enjoy traditional Newfoundland cuisine, including fresh seafood, fish and chips, and classic pub fare. Some popular options include The Captain’s Table Restaurant in Mobile, Riverside Restaurant and Lunge in Cape Broyle, and the Squid Jigger Lounge in Calvert. And in summer months, the Lighthouse Picnics in Ferryland has great family friendly activity.

The Southern Shore Area is home to many vibrant community groups and organizations, which host a variety of events and activities throughout the year. There are also many other community events, such as concerts and craft fairs, held throughout the year.



There are several schools in the Southern Shore area that offer quality education to local students.

To find out what public school you are zoned for, you can enter in your address and your grade level into the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District linked here:  WHICH SCHOOL DO I ATTEND?

Children at school looking at a book and being assisted by a teacher

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