If you’re ever planning a trip to the gorgeous coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador it is absolutely impossible to choose just one destination. Many people may try to turn you toward the hustling and bustling city of St.Johns and surrounding areas but I’m here to tell you that the best place you could possibly visit is the Burin Peninsula. I may be a little bias because I grew up on the quiet and quaint shores of what we Newfoundlanders call ‘the bay’ but I can guarantee you it’s the best place to visit and I’m going to tell you why.

Welcome to ‘Beachie’, one of the best swimming holes! 

1. “The Boot”: To start a trip around the Burin Peninsula is also commonly known as a trip around ‘the boot’, this is because our little piece of NL is shaped just like a boot (yes, boots you wear on your feet, really, check us out on the map)! But if our quirky name isn’t enough to have you packing your bags I have plenty more where that came from.

2. Salmon River and Swimming Holes in Lawn: I grew up swimming in that we called the brook, a series of swimming holes that led into one another. I was always looking for new places to explore and new heights to jump from with my friends, the memories I’ve attached to these swimming holes have made it such a go-to place for me and I know whoever travels here will create their own beautiful memories. However, if swimming is not your forte, bring along your salmon rod and try your luck in one of our gorgeous salmon rivers, you never know what could be waiting for you

Check out that view! There’s nothing more beautiful than Chambers Cove.

3. Chambers Cove in St. Lawrence: In 1942 two US Navy ships ran aground just off the coast of Lawn and St. Lawrence, after the shipwrecks, men from both communities pulled the survivors up over the rocky cliffs of Chambers Cove. Meanwhile, the women washed, fed and clothed the survivors to ensure they would be able to make it home to their families. Today this has been turned into a beautiful hiking trail and memorial site,  there is no better place to go for a history lesson and some fresh air.

4. Sandy Cove Beach in Lord’s Cove: Are you ready for some fun in the sun? If the answer is yes (and who’s wouldn’t be?!) then you need to pay a visit to Sandy Cove Beach! This beach is my favorite on the entire island because of it’s laid back, family atmosphere; at any given time there’s always a family or group of friends simply enjoying themselves. I spent many summer days with my friends and family lounging on the beach, building sandcastles and of course jumping in the waves. Sandy Cove has something for everyone, but beware of cows, they love to come visit!

Can’t you see the excited look on my face!

5. Sharon’s Nook in Grand Bank: My very first memory of Grand Bank was sitting in a vintage cafe, eating the greatest slice of Brownie Fudge Cheesecake while laughing and joking with my castmates from a play we were performing at the local high school. I created so many memories in that cafe and it brought so many lovely friendships into my life that whenever I’m in town I have to stop in for a slice of cheesecake. Sharon’s Nook offers so many yummy treats and home cooked meals (just like momma makes) that you must mark it on your map and stop in. You can find them on Facebook by clicking here!

6. The Beautiful Scenery: As you’re making your way around our little piece of heaven, you’ll have to stop every once in a while to take in the breathtaking scenery we have to offer, from the wind turbines in St. Lawrence to the gorgeous views of Burin you’ll have constant opportunities for a family photo!

So, there it is, ‘the boot’ of Newfoundland and Labrador in all it’s glory! Our little peninsula may not have tall buildings or fancy malls but what we do have is heart, I’ve always found my heart in these places, my favorite places and I know when you plan your trip across our coast you’ll leave a little piece of your heart as well.

Bailey, Miss Teenage Newfoundland and Labrador 2017 ❤

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70 Responses to Blog Assignment #1: NL’s Piece of Heaven

  1. Anne Marie Tarrant says:

    Awesome blog Bailey, we are so proud of you!!!!Your blog shows how proud you are of roots!!!

  2. Zelda Clarke says:

    Awesome job as always beauty.

  3. Allison says:

    Great blog!! Love Sharon’s nook :)!

  4. Dana drake says:

    Love this amazing young woman. She defines the youth of tomorrow.

  5. Judy Fiander says:

    Miss Bailey is an extraordinary young lady! She has identified several unique locations that would entice anyone interested in visiting our province.

  6. Gayle says:

    Great job Bailey

  7. George Hillier says:


  8. Jennifer Leonard says:

    Great Read!!
    Good Luck!!

  9. Lana says:

    Great post! Makes me a little homesick. 🙂

  10. Shirlene says:

    Your such a great role model for young girls and women. So proud of you and all your achievements!

  11. Betty skinner says:

    She is one amazing and intelligent young lady Bailey keep on doing what you are doing you make a big difference to this world, to bad we don’t have more followers.i wish you the best of luck in the pageant and in the future.

  12. Kelly Reddigan says:

    The “Boot” is often overlooked by visitors to our lovely province; but you are right, the Burin Peninsula will not disappoint. A collection of small communities with lots of heart. Great article!

  13. Karen Farrell says:

    Great article promoting our beautiful province Bailey!

  14. Sharon says:

    Awesome job Bailey!! I really enjoyed the tour of the boot.

  15. Bonnie Chipman says:

    Love it!

  16. Tanya Edwards says:

    Fabulous read from the young Miss Tarrant.

  17. Joleen Edwards says:

    Love reading your Blog Bailey So many wonderful
    Memories of our beloved province! Keep em
    Coming. Will be reading them all
    Sylvan Lake, AB

  18. Renada says:

    Wonderful blog and so true about our little towns

  19. Bernice Briand says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Bailey; the “Boot” certainly does have a lot to offer. While I understand that you are trying to sell our little corner of paradise, you forgot to mention the close proximity to the French islands of Saint Pierre et Miquelon (always a treat for tourists, as well).

  20. Alicia G says:

    Awesome! Planning to check out Chamber’s Cove this trip!

  21. Marlene Lambe says:

    So true… the Burin Peninsula is beautiful place to visit for sure. You did a great job of showcasing some of the great things we have to offer.

  22. Audrey Clarke says:

    Beautiful Summary of our beautiful area Bailey. Sending you tbest wishes & Good Luck. You certainly have made everyone of the beautiful young lady you are!!!!

  23. Otto Tarrant says:

    Hey my girl Awesome blog but then again I wouldn’t have expected anything different we are so proud of you and the 100% that you put into everything you do!!!!!

  24. Michelle Slaney says:

    It truly is a spectacular part of our magnificent island! <3

  25. Kennedy says:

    Amazing blog Bailey! Great job as always!

  26. Mona says:

    Great article about the boot Bailey

  27. Jennifer says:

    Makes me miss home lady!! Best of luck and awesome job ❤️

  28. Aaron says:

    Great job!

  29. Jennifer Marie says:

    Awesome job Bailey! Makes me miss all those wonderful things about home !!

  30. Kelly Thorne says:

    Bailey what a beautiful article about the Burin Pennisula. I couldn’t agree more with you. I guess Sharon’s nook is on my bucket list after the brook and Sandy Cove!. You are such a beautiful talented young lady. Can’t wait to watch you on the stage. Good luck! Xo

  31. Priscilla Tarrant says:

    Great blog hon ,as always.

  32. Elena Whyte says:

    So nice Bailey, it seems the smaller the town the more beautiful the scenery and the people.

  33. Jaclyn Coombs says:

    Great job girl! So proud of you!!

  34. Agnes Kearney says:

    Great blog Bailey.You are a great ambassador for our beautiful Burin Peninsula.Good luck in the pagent and God bless you

  35. Harry & Chrisie Keating says:

    Awesome blog Bailey! The Burin Peninsula is certainly one of the best places to visit or live on the island! Thank you so much for promoting our little piece of heaven! Good Luck in the pageant and your future endeavors! Stay safe and enjoy every minute on your travels!

  36. Denise says:

    Awesome Job Bailey …. Good Luck

  37. Marie says:

    Good job Bailey

  38. Cora says:

    Awesone blog Bailey!

  39. ROXANNE says:

    Nice to see a young persons perspective of NL tourism.. Great job.

  40. michelle says:

    What a well written beautiful peice on our little slice of heaven out here. Love reading your blog Bailey ….cant wait for next one!!! Awesome job

  41. Shari frampton says:

    So proud to have such an intelligent and beautiful young lady representing our province! Congratulations Bailey and best of luck!!

  42. Sheri says:

    Love how you have shown your love for your community and the whole Burin Pennisula.

  43. Connie Fitzpatrick says:

    Love the Blog Bailey, you summarized some of the wonderful places the Boot has to offer. It is so refreshing to see a young woman as yourself care so much about our “little piece of heaven”!
    You never cease to amaze me with your all your talents and your beauty both inside and out! Good Luck….loves ya!!!

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