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King's Point

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Green Bay from By The Sea Inn, Kings's Point, NL
Green Bay from By The Sea Inn, King's Point, NL

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King's Point is a very pretty town at the end of Green Bay. Take Highway 390 north from the Trans Canada towards Springdale. Turn left of Highway 391 and follow it to King's Point.

There is lots to see and do in and around King's Point. It's a great place to stay for a few days and explore the area. The By The Sea Inn and Café is where we'd recommend that you stay. Roger and Cordella Burt are your hosts along with staff from the restaurant. We stayed in the suite above the restaurant, which has its' own private deck. We watched humpback whales right from our deck, which was right on the water. The restaurant also has a great view of Green Bay, the food is good and the service is very friendly. We had breakfast here every morning and I was introduced to toutons. You've got to try them at least once, served with molasses.

King's Point Pottery is right across the road from By The Sea and their kiln is right next door. They have a shop featuring their work and many other artizans from across the province. They have a unique process when firing their pottery, using the salt water from Green Bay.

Just down the street and still on the Bay, you'll find the Humpback Whale Museum. The skeleton is 52 feet long and was preserved by the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. It's a beautiful museum with knowledgable staff. There is a sister museum with a Sperm Whale in nearby Triton, NL.

King's Point Pottery
Humpback Whale Museum, King's Point, NL

Near King's Point:

Rattling Brook Falls
Alexander Murray Trail
Harry's Harbour, Newfoundland

Newfoundland Travel Books and Field Guides

Before you head to Newfoundland, you may want to consider one or more of the great field guides that are available. We have done short reviews of the following:

Edible Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador
Trees & Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador
Wildflowers of Newfoundland and Labrador
Whales and Dolphins of Newfoundland and Labrador
Birds of Newfoundland
Geology of Newfoundland