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Bay Roberts is on Route 70 and is a fishing community that received its name from Jersey fishermen who came here from the Channel Islands several centuries ago. The town is now a major service and shopping centre. The town’s old Cable Building served as a relay station for messages between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Roosevelt during the Second World War. The town also has a walking trail through Juggler’s Cove to Mad Rocks, where you can watch whales and icebergs in season.

Spaniard’s Bay, is on Route 70 a few kilometres north of Bay Roberts, on the north shore of Conception Bay. The town’s name reflects the era when the Spanish fished Newfoundland waters, which ended with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1558.

Bay Roberts Attractions

Winterton Boat Building Museum

P.O. Box 147
Winterton, Newfoundland, A0B 3M0
709-583-2010, fax: 709-583-2099

The museum has artifacts and displays depicting the lifestyle and culture of rural Newfoundland with a special emphasis on the design, construction, and use of small, inshore fishing boats.
From Jun 01 – Sep 30

Bay Roberts East Shoreline Heritage Walk

Bay Roberts, Route 70
P.O. Box 760
Bay Roberts, NL, A0A 1G0

709-786-3482 Fax 1-709-786-3731
The trail winds through the earliest settlement of Bay Roberts (Juggler’s Cove and French’s Cove). Remains of rock walls, foundations, root cellars and gravesites. Picnic areas. Seasonal whale watching. Restroom facilities.

Bay Roberts Cable Building (Road to Yesterday Museum)

Bay Roberts, Route 70
P.O. Box 760
Bay Roberts, NL, A0A 1G0
Contact Elizabeth Jerrett
709-786-3482 Fax 1-709-786-3731
Former Western Union Building restored to house the “Road To Yesterday” Museum, Archives and Christopher Pratt Gallery on upper level; and Town Council Chambers on lower level.

Bay Roberts Newfoundland Area Maps

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