Northern Bay, Ochre Pit Cove
to Conception Bay
Northern Bay Sands Park
Northern Bay Sands Walking Trails
Northern Bay Sands Festival
Bay Sands is a popular camping destination. Visitors enjoy
swimming and sunning on the beach on warm days.
Bay is a colourful settlement with hilly gardens and towering
cliffs. Northern Bay Sands is one of the most beautiful sandy
beaches in the province. It has a freshwater brook which warms
the swimming area.
beautiful sandy beach, clean camp grounds, large picnic area,
and recreational activities make the park an ideal vacationing
site for families and other tourists. Hogan's
Cabins are located near the beach.
Fishing Boats in Ochre Pit Cove
Pit Coves wharf offers some of the best anchoring facilities
in the Conception Bay. The facilities have been used by fishermen
from most nearby communities.
community derives its name from the red colour of its soil, caused
by a rich iron content. Perhaps the most significant Beothuk tradition
was the annual ochring ceremony which appears to have been unique
among the Indians, at least during the late period. All members
of the tribe received a new application of red ochre on the face
and body once a year. It is thought the Beothuk Indians used the
red colour soil as a substitute for ochre in their ceremonies.