Closely linked to fishing and forestry, Rocky Harbour is a down-to-earth town with spectacular views and an incredible air of tranquillity. The best places to stay in Rocky Harbour are the kind of places you’ll dream of escaping to, places where you can really imagine nothing else exists.
The main reason people come to Rocky Harbour is Gros Morne National Park, an extraordinarily beautiful, Heritage Listed region of flat-topped mountains and spectacular tablelands, of fjord-esque waterways scattered with colourful Newfoundland fishing villages, and of incredible geological significance. There’s no better place to lose yourself in Newfoundland’s culture and natural beauty. And the best places to stay in Rocky Harbour are also some of the best places to stay in the Gros Morne National Park.
There are numerous walks and trails within the park, both marked and unmarked, from coastal ambles to several days climb/camp trips. But as well as seeing the landscape on foot, it’s also worth seeing it from the water. In winter you might also want to try a spot of Nordic skiing?
The peak which gives the park its name, Gros Morne, is the second highest in Newfoundland, at 806 metres above sea level, in the Long Range of mountains, which are the cousins of the Appalachian chain. It’s a fairly challenging climb, but you’ll be rewarded with some truly incredible views. The eerily barren tablelands are also one of the magical sights of the park. Plus there are wonderfully windswept and interesting beaches, strange bogs, dense forests and sheer, rocky scree hillsides and cut-glass cliffs.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Rocky Harbour makes an ideal base for exploring this stunning region.
Rocky Harbour (Lobster Cove)
With choice ocean views, this Rocky Harbour hotel is ideally situated for exploring the Gros Morne National Park. Comfortable rooms are classic in style, most with access to a terrace and some with jacuzzi baths. Fresh seafood features on the menu and the onsite pub provides lively entertainment.