On hot summer days, cooling off at our saltwater beaches sounds like the perfect idea. With these three beaches just a drive from St. John’s, you can bring your friends and family to enjoy a day on Newfoundland and Labrador’s coastlines.

Beaches may be unsupervised. Use at your own risk.

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Topsail Beach

Stop by Topsail Beach for a campfire, a dip in the ocean, or to enjoy the picturesque sunsets. Topsail Beach is a popular spot for whale watching and is known for its panoramic view of Conception Bay.

Location: 21 Topsail Beach Road

© Gord Follett

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Salmon Cove Sands

Salmon Cove Sands is a beautiful heart-shaped and user-friendly beach. Experience its soft sands and sea cliffs. A 2km hiking trail and warm water river offer activities for the entire family.

Location: Salmon Cove, Conception Bay

© Julian Calverly

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Middle Cove Beach

Middle Cove Beach is a popular destination for locals and visitors. It offers a beautiful beach for children to play on and at night many campfires burn as the waves roll in the background.

Location: Middle Cove Park, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

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Published: July 19, 2022