Middle Cove Beach is located about fifteen minutes from St. John’s in the small town of Torbay. While it is not advisable that anyone swim at Middle Cove due to the frigid and rough waters, there are plenty of other things to do at the beach.
There are picnic tables overlooking the spectacular view consisting of vast Atlantic Ocean and high cliffs and a walking trail is located near the beach. In the summer months, many people come to Middle Cove in the evenings to sit around a fire. When the capelin are rolling, hundreds of people, equipped with nets, come to harvest the wayward fish. In the spring, Icebergs pass by and the look-off near the beach is the perfect place to watch this particular spring migration!
Nearby, another beach, Outer Cove is nice too and the town of Torbay is home to many services including retail shops, gas stations and restaurants. If you are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you may be relaxing on the docks when a boat, just back from extracting water from a nearby iceberg, docks and perhaps they may allow you to fill a bottle of your own with some of the purest water on earth.
Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. anotherdayforgrace.blogspot.ca