Facts about Witless Bay
the population of "Whittlless Bay" is 34
Irish fishing servants begin arriving in the area and quickly
start to outnumber the English
as Roman Catholicism is still outlawed in Newfoundland,
priests disguised as fishermen, minister to the spiritual
needs of the community.
the first official census of Newfoundland puts the population
at 542, of which 540 were Roman Catholic.
Roman Catholic Church opens.
the Presentation Sisters open a convent and a school for
population reaches 928.
people are re-settled from Gallows Cove at the southern
headland of Witless Bay to the community of Witless Bay.
Witless Bay is incorporated
•Colony of Avalon
- Lord Baltimore’s 17th century colony in Ferryland
is a 35 minute drive from our suites
The East Coast Trail
is a coastal scenic walking and hiking experience
that follows 220 kms of rugged coastline along the scenic
shores of the Avalon Peninsula. It takes you past breathtaking
scenery of whales, icebergs and puffins. This beautiful trail
is within walking distance of Witless Bay Suites.
Whale and Bird Watching Tours- Several
Whale and Bird watching tours available in the area. Take
a voyage aboard one of the many boat tours engaging in an
unforgettable tour of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve,
seeing tens of thousands of seabirds and the largest Atlantic
Puffin Colony in North America.
• O’Brien’s Dinner Theatre
in Bay Bulls, just a five minute drive from Witless Bay Suites -
Enjoy a lovely meal while being entertained by local performers.
• Several local Restaurants - Fully
licensed family restaurant offering the best in delicious
Newfoundland seafood dishes.
• The Irish Loop Coffee House- If you
enjoy a good cup of coffee and either a snack or a meal we
can fulfill your needs. Within minutes walking distance from
• The Five Island Art Gallery
in a traditional early 19th Century schoolhouse in Tors Cove
• La Manche Park- Picnic Day use, Swimming,
Hiking, and Canoeing.
Picnic area overlooking the
Playground area and
beach 5 minutes walking distance
• Ocean Kayaking