Icebergs & Whales
A boat tour is one of the true gems of a visit to Twillingate. Stunning photo opportunities abound with majestic icebergs, as well as humpbacks, fins, minkes and pilot whales. Atlantic dolphins and seals may be seen depending on season, as well as native sea birds like terns, black quillenot, kittewakes, seagulls, puffins, murres, and shearwaters.
Beautiful Shorelines & Scenery
Twillingate embodies everything so many Newfoundland and Labrador outports are famous for: stunningly-rugged coastline, historical, picturesque streets, and lush countryside roads.
Museums & Winery
Twillingate has two museums with many artifacts from the early days of settlement for the fishery. The Durrell Museum, minutes from the B&B, has a polar bear on display that got here on one of the floating ice bergs that came down from Greenland. Minutes away in the other direction is the delightful Melvin Horwood, a fisherman that has turned his little wharf into a museum. This is much more personal and hands on that you would expect, and Melvin has had everyone from the President of the Europen Union to a World War II Fighter Pilot come through his stage. You may even see him throwing a cast net or handing Cod to dry. It’s a true newfoundland experience. Photos of the stage even graced the Frommers Newfoundland Guide for 2009. As nearby is the Auk Island Winery, located in old Durrell’s Academy – a school from 1952. Today the friendly staff take visitors on tours of the winery, leaving plenty of time to browse through the winery gift shop and the Downhome Shoppe of wonderful Newfoundland items.
Twillingate is host to some amazing walking trails bordering cliffs with ocean views. Often, there may be osprey and eagles that nest in the area. Depending on the time of year you may be able to easily see icebergs or nibble on berries, such as the blueberries that grow in many patches among the trails.
Lighthouse & Long Point
The Long Point Lighthouse is located in Newfoundland is located over 300 feet above sea level atop a cliff named Devil’s Cove Head. It was built of stone in 1875 and is 47 feet tall. One of the more photgraphed locations in Twillingate, this lookout allows thousands of visitors every year to enjoy the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s not uncommon to see icebergs, whales, seals and sea birds from the platform overlooking the cliffs.