Panoramic view of French Beach.

Panoramic view of French Beach.

The hike to French Beach opens onto a long, quiet pebble beach surrounded by rocks.  The beach overlooks Durrell’s Arm with Durrell Museum looking back at you from the across the ocean.

Take Twillingate’s Main Street in the direction of Durrell and eventually the road stops at the trail that leads to French Beach and French Head (a bit more than 5 kms from the T-intersection of Route 340 and Main Street).  Four-wheel-drive vehicles can continue on the trail, closer to the beach.  However, there are a few parking spots at the entrance to the trail.

Sign pointing to Cobra Rock

Sign pointing to Cobra Rock

The walk to the beach is about 15 – 20 minutes.  From there the trail continues to French Head and over the Spillar’s (also spelled Spiller’s) Cove beach and Codjack’s Cove if you’re interested in a longer coastal hike. (See hiking map)

In summer wild flowers such as buttercups, irises, chickweed, crackerberries and fireweed create endless carpets of colour along the trail.
 

Keith and Heather Nicol in conjunction with the Central Newfoundland Destination Marketing Organization, created these informative short videos showing the trails that lead from French Beach to Spiller’s Cove and on to Codjack’s Cove.


 


 

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