Shallow Bay Beach - Parks Canada Gros Morne National Park

Cow Head

The water is shallow and warms up to swimming temperature in the summer. The northern more remote part of the beach is backed by high dunes, and can receive impressive waves after a storm. The area attracts shorebirds, especially in the fall, there can be hundreds of migrating shorebirds clustered on the upper beach at high tide.

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Unsupervised beach, large gravelled parking area located 100m from the beach, picnic shelter with wood stove, flush toilets, drinking water, changing rooms, picnic tables, playground, 1km trail, viewing platform with benches, interpretive signs, campground nearby.

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National park entry pass required. See website for details.

Contact Information

Route 430 , Cow Head
49.9346, -57.7648 (Download GPX)
Jun - Sep
+1 (709) 458 2417
+1 (709) 458 2059


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Special Offers from this Operator

Starting at $14.70 Per Person
Lighthouse by Night
A place has many stories. Perched on the edge, often battered by wind and waves, you just know this century old lighthouse has stories to share. Step into our parlour & join us for an intimate and interactive evening of storytelling and music. Sit and relax in the very rooms the lightkeeper did as he kept a constant vigil over the waters of Bonne Bay. Let the soft light of the lanterns transport you back in time and the soothing aroma of freshly baked treats in our kitchen awaken your senses.
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Gros Morne National Park of Canada

Starting at $14.70 Per Person
Yaffle of Chores at Broom Point
Living life on the coast was hard, but rewarding. Get a taste of what daily life was like for the women and men who relied on the inshore fishery to survive. Tending gardens, drying fish, hanging laundry to dry – these are some of the “yaffle” of chores you can try firsthand at the Broom Point Fishing Premises. You may just learn some of Newfoundland’s unique vocabulary, and have a lot of fun, while you’re at it!
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Gros Morne National Park

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