Gooseberry Cove, Cape Shore Highway
The Jewel of the Cape Shore Highway
South of Placentia is Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park where you can watch the waves roll onto a long, sandy beach or take a walk among the unusual purple rock formations that frame the cove.
The grassy backshore is nestled
between the beach and the river that runs into it.
It is a perfect cove. Cove means more than a coastal inlet, in Olde English, it carries the cozy connotation of being an inner chamber.
Gooseberry Cove is an ideal place for a picnic, but please take caution when testing out the water, the waves can be quite vicious. If visiting at the right time of year, the cove can be the perfect place to watch whales breech, or to catch a glimpse of the seals, who are often found playing in the waves.