campsite recommendations for NL

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  1. fraroy

    fraroy Adventurer

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    Greetings,

    I'll be returning to Labrador/Newfoundland late this summer and I'm looking for campsites recommendations. I really enjoy sites right by the sea. This query is directed at damurph since he guessed one of my prefered spot (Green Point) just by looking at a picture. Still, advices from all are most welcome. Since pictures are worth thousands of words, here are a few samples:

    Hermit Island, Maine:

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    Point Amour, Labrador:

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    Green Point, Newfoundland:

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    Meat Cove, Nova Scotia:

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    Jalama Beach, California

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    And last but not least, three pictures of Paradis Marin (Québec), only a few hours from home. This place is special. The sea is very deep right at the shoreline, and whales can be seen and heard from the campsites. I often get awoken by their snorts.

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  2. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Top of my head....Pinware, Lark Hr, Chance Cove and Dildo Run are all Provincial Parks that could meet your criteria.
    But there are alot of places that meet it if you do not need the official campsite designation, amenities and subsequent fees. Rattling Brook, Adeytown beach, the coast road between the Dungeons and Bonavista Lighthouse, New Melbourne beach and hundreds of other headlands and beaches. There is no law against camping on crown land here. If nobody has it fenced or signed you can pitch anywhere and I do. I have slept on wharves, in fishing stages and cookhouses.
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  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    If you want to camp by the sea, which isn't hard to find in Nfld. Head for the water and have at it.
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  4. MichalKub

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    Rose Blanche-Harbour
    IMG_20160730_205409.jpg Sally's Cove. Facing the ocean with Gros Morne mountain range in the background.
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    L'Anse aux Meadows.
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    Englee. Englee harbor to be exact.
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    All of these were stealth. If you need info on any let me know and I'll send you Google map pins.
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  5. MichalKub

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    Davesax36 helped me out a ton while I was planning my trip let year. He's on the rock every year. Send him a pm, I'm sure he'll be able to point out a few more. Cool guy.
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  6. fraroy

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    Thanks all for your inputs. I'm happily planning the trip....
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    How did the trip go?
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  9. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    Are there any areas in particular you're looking for? I spent 15 years where the majority of our vacations (30-40 nights a year)were driving around the island in a Tercel and camping just about everywhere. You can camp anywhere in NL prettymuch. You generally don't have to be discreet. You generally can always have a campfire wherever you want as well. Just be responsible about both.
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  10. RG1984

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    I'm interested in what people have to say about the bears- especially cooking.
    I'm going this July 2018- kind of interested in what people have to say about how to handle the campsite with cooking since most folks say "anywhere" is a pretty good place to camp.
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  11. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    You have almost nothing to worry about with bears. There are plenty of black bears on the island but You'll be lucky to ever see one. Don't leave food in your tent and do typical non-stupid things for bears and you'll be fine. We cook on a fire or stove and leave it out and camp right beside it, We leave our food out in our cooler or wherever and in probably close to a thousand nights of camping all over the island, I have never had an incident. Thinking about it now, perhaps I'm lucky? But that's just the norm. I don't know anyone who works in the woods or camps/hikes etc, who even bothers carrying bear spray. There has never been an attack to my knowledge in Newfoundland. Right now my family on the northern peninsula are dealing with about a dozen polar bears around their communities. That's a different story! but not an issue once the sea ice is gone. Moose are a bigger safety issue (while riding, or occasionally when pissed off during the rut in the fall). Don't ride after dark, and be very cautious even during the day. They are the only deadly animal on the island. I have seen 50+ moose driving from Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour in the evening. I've also done the same drive many times and not seen one. It varies.

    Labrador is a different story for black bears as well. They are much more plentiful.
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  12. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Never seen any bear either on NL, think their just small, like the moose, pretty much camp anywhere you want, try the old railroad track and you'll seee some nice spots....we'll its nice every where.
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