Amber Retreat & Above The Tickle, Twillingate, Newfoundland

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Georgina Stirling is a famous opera singer who was born in Twillingate.  Learn more at the Twillingate Museum. Her portrait by artist Nina Keogh hangs in Georgie's Retaurant at the Anchor Inn Hotel.

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Beaches of Twillingate

If you are looking for long sandy beaches, this is not the place!

Pebble Beaches

In stead, what you’ll find are pebbly treasure troves of shells, sea urchins, a kaleidoscope of pebbles and old glass. During iceberg season you may find washed up bergy bits which are perfect to store in the freezer and add to summer drinks.

Children will never be bored with the many safe beaches to explore and the many hiking trails that abound.

Enjoy a Bonfire

A beach fire is one of summer’s highlights with marshmallows on a stick and flames dancing in the spectators’ eyes. Make sure there are no signs prohibiting beach fires in the area before you pile your driftwood up.

Some of the well-known beaches are in Sleepy Cove, at the Arches at the end of the Little Harbour hike and xxxxx beach behind the Twillingate museum. Jones Cove – secluded beach

A New Face for Winter

During winter the coves freeze and you may see the locals walk across the ice, or ice fish. Don’t follow unless you know the area well and are sure it is safe.

During spring when the ice breaks up, you may even see local children skipping from ice pan to ice pan – also called “copying pans”. Beware of falling in because ocean temperatures are so low, that falling and staying in for any amount of time can be life threatening.