The Town of Burgeo, located on the south coast of the province offers guests many great attractions. Burgeo by tradition is a fishing community that has grown substantially over the years due to the generosity of the ocean. The English began to settle in the community between the years of 1790 - 1796 and caught fish that was then salted and shipped to Portugal and Spain by local schooners. Today Burgeo is a bustling little town that still looks toward the sea for it's livelihood.

Sandbanks Provincial Park is located a very short walk from the town of Burgeo and is named for its sand dunes and long expanses of flat sandy beaches which are some of the most magnificent on the island. The Park is characterized by spruce-fir forest and barrens typical of the Maritime Barrens eco-region. Also located at Sandbanks Provincial Park are picnic tables, fire places, playground equipment, a swimming pond and many hiking trails and lookouts for those who enjoy site seeing, bird watching or photography.

While in Burgeo explore the rugged coast line with a local kayaking guide who can provide full and half day excursions. Local companies offer guided sea kayaking tours, kayak rentals, remote cabin rentals, natural and historical interpretation, and hiking trips.

Newfoundlanders are characterized by our love of song, dance and celebration and thus Festivals are prevalent in most communities during the summer months. The Sand and Sea Festival is the high light of the summer in Burgeo and takes place the last weekend of July every year. The event is a true celebration of Newfoundland culture with great music, food and an extraordinary line-up of entertainment. Whether you want to kick up your heels to a traditional jig or kick back and take in a play, there is plenty to see and do.

While in Burgeo plan to take a short boat ride to the charming coastal communities of Ramea, Grey River and Francois. A ferry runs to and from these isolated communities daily, all year long, making for a great day excusion. Check out the ferry schedule to make plans for visiting these fishing villages this summer.

From leisurely coastal strolls to intensive hikes, the south coast also has boundless opportunities to explore by foot. Come see what the south coast has to offer!

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