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The Community of Clarke's Beach


Clarke's Beach is located on Route 70A in scenic Conception Bay. It is 14 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and is approximately 80 km from St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland. 

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 1244

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Small business is the main economic activity present in Clarke's Beach. The senior citizens home is the communities largest employer. Most of the towns residents commute to St. John's and other communities for work.

Municipal Tax Structure:

• The residential and business tax rates in the Town of Clarke's Beach are competitive with other Towns on the Baccalieu Trail.

Municipal Services:

• The Town of Clarke's Beach incorporated as a municipality on August 24th, 1965, & its town council consists of 6 councillors and a mayor. A copy of the Town Plan can be obtained at the Clarke's Beach Town Council office.
• Water & Sewer available in some areas of town (presently upgrading) 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Cupids Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $60,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $350 - $400 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $370 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


• United
• Salvation Army
• Pentecostal

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment - Bay Roberts (12 km) - 27 Police Officers/11 Vehicles 
• Citizens on Patrol Program

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
All Hallows School, North River, Grades K-7 
Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts Grades 4-9 
Ascension Collegiate, Grades 10-12
• Public and Private Post-Secondary Facilities are available in Carbonear and nearby Bay Roberts
Keyin College 
College of the North Atlantic
• Canadian Training Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL 

Other Services:

• Clarke's Beach Medical Clinic 
• Ambulance Service 
• Senior Citizen's Home 
• Independent Living Facility (Senior's Apartments) 
• Dentists Office - Bay Roberts (5 km) 
• Hospital - Carbonear (29 km) 
• Canada Post Office • Bus Service to and from St. John's daily (one on TCH, one on Conception Bay Highway)
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV, Satellite, • Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Swimming area, Playground, etc.) 
• Development Organizations (Clarke's Beach Recreation Committee) 
• Service Organizations (The Clarke's Beach / South River Lions Club, Loyal Orange Lodge) 
• Others (Church Groups) 

Commercial Services:

• Bank 
• Service Station 
• Post Office 
• Grocery Store 
• Pharmacy 
• Retail Store 
• Convenience Store 
• Funeral Home 
• Flower Shop 

For more information:

P.O. Box 159
Clarke's Beach, NL A0A 1W0
Telephone: (709) 786-3993
Fax: (709) 786-3998


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