Tours and Attractions

On Foot:

A short 5 minute stroll will take you to the first overlook, with a view of the Horse Islands and the eastern coast of the Great Northern Peninsula.

You can walk a further 5 minutes through the Island Cove RV site and access Caplin Cove Trail and the Island Cove Beach - a fantastic beach with crystal clear water, incredible standing rocks and walls of rock surrounding.

A moderate hike on gravelled pathways will lead you to the summit of the overlook with two viewpoints looking out at the Atlantic Ocean - perfect for spotting icebergs, Humpback and Minke whales in the summer time.

A more advanced hike will take you 200 steps up the side of the mountains along Boone’s Hill Trail, overlooking La Scie - where the name ‘the Saw’ comes from.

By Car:

The highest lookout overtop of Island Cove is accessible by car - following the road signage “French Shore Lookout”, then by a short flight of steps to the viewing platform. You can easily walk up to the Basques Lookout, as well - about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the house.


The trails are accessible and tours can be arranged. Travel from La Scie all the way to Deer Lake or Springdale and beyond! 

Central NL snowmobile trails



Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

  • Hiking in winter to the Island Cove Beach
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