Updated: Jan 15
Middle Cove Beach is a popular destination for those who wish to explore aesthetic views along Newfoundland's rugged coastline. At high sea levels, massive ocean waves impact the majestic cliffs and cause high pressure jets of sea water to spray in the air, making stunning subjects for nature photographers.
With its breathtaking natural beauty, the vast North Atlantic ocean is equally enjoyable in its peaceful moments.
Nature is all around us and waiting to be explored. These weeds growing in the sand at Middle Cove beach use large rocks as supports to protect against salty ocean currents.
The Silver Head Mine Path, part of the East Coast Trail, can be accessed from Middle Cove Beach and offers sweeping views of both the coast and tree-covered mountains.
Throughout the year, people come to enjoy, and photograph, the rugged, natural beauty of our Newfoundland coastline and ocean waves.
Informational signage and panoramic views of the beach and surrounding landscape can be appreciated by a visit to Middle Cove Beach's lookout point.
Evenings at Middle Cove Beach can also be a great place to create special moments with family and friends around a beachfront campfire.
Early in the summer, thousands of small fish (capelin) roll ashore to spawn along Newfoundland's coastline, including Middle Cove Beach. This seasonal occurrence draws large crowds who come to witness the event and to collect the capelin to use as food or crop fertilizer. The tiny fish that escape being collected ultimately die on the rocks.
Fresh capelin is also a favorite food of whales and, as these amazing mammals chase the capelin ashore, they can often be seen at close range. This minke whale was seen swimming only a few feet away from the coastline at Middle Cove Beach.
A trip to Newfoundland's east coast just wouldn't be complete without a visit to Middle Cove Beach. I usually visit there several times a year and, each time, am moved by its natural beauty. I'm sure you will agree that Middle Cove Beach is a must-see destination to include on your Newfoundland travel itinerary. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?