Summer in Stephenville Crossing

Summertime is thoroughly enjoyed, by residents and visitors, to our town. From early June until late August, the weather is great and there are many things to see and do.

D'Arcy Bennett visiting from Halifax, looking for the perfect rock
Keara and Kaelan Parsons from Abbotsford, enjoying a game of shadows on the Crossing beach
  Collecting driftwood 

The shoreline of Stephenville Crossing consists of miles of ocean washed sand, and pebbles, which are a favorite of children, who love to collect rocks of different shapes, colors, and sizes. Nestled along the shore is Rothsday bay, which is a well used swimming spot.

Kera and Kaelan building sandcasltlesKera and Kaelan enjoying the warm Atlantic Ocean  Low tide in early evening at the beach

Black Bank beach, just a 5 minute drive away with its white, sandy beaches and beautiful sand dunes, attract many people who spend a full day swimming, combing the beach for seashells, sand dollars, and interesting pieces of driftwood.

I must find the perfect shell  Lindsay(Calgary)Sarah(Stephenville Crossing)Tracey(Calgary)taking a hike on Black Bank BeachLook mom, a magic feather 


The wide stretches of sand on our beaches make them an idea place for the small ones to make mud puddles, sand angels, sand castles, and view sealife like crabs, and an abundance of shorebirds, while parents relax and soak up the sun.

Faith Young, Brampton Ontario, just loving the beach at Stephenville Crossing  Beautiful sand at Rothsday Bay, note the new road over the head to Stephenville at back of photo  The fishing shacks at Rothsday Bay are a favorite spot for local artists.  Look Nan, a sand angel!!!

If you prefer fresh water, the locals can direct you to places like Penny's or Seal Cove Brook, which are two well known favorites. On summer evenings you will often see small fires burning along the beach shore as people enjoy weiner and marshmallow roasts.

Camp fire at Black Bank Camp Grounds       Wiener roast on the beach at Stephenville Crossing       Sunset over Indian Head


Another favorite past-time of residents is picking fresh berries, a taste delight for everyone. Mother Nature has blessed us with an abundance of her bounty, wild strawberries, bakeapples, blueberries, raspberries, and partridge berries, can all be found within the town limits.

raspberries strawberries  bakeapple or cloudberry  blueberries  partridgeberry 

Stephenville Crossing has always been home to numerous species of birds. Hundreds of wild birds, common and rare can be seen almost year round. We have added a complete section to our site on these wonderful creatures which can be viewed


Recreational fishing is also available to residents and visitors. You often see boys with their fishing rods packed, off for a day's fishing at the Gut Bridge area. Harry's River a scheduled, catch and release salmon river, is located in the town boundaries. A short, 20 minute drive, will take you to 2, well liked, salmon rivers, at Southwest Brook, and Bottom Brook. Fishing licenses can be purchased in town, at the local hardware store. Oh yes, advice on what fly works best, and where the best spots are, is always available, free of charge.

Fly fishing in Harry's River canoeing on Little River

If you prefer camping, Black Bank Seaside Park has a camping area, and

Barachois Brook Provincial Parkis just 15 minutes away. There are also many areas to pitch a tent, and just enjoy the solitude.

Stephenville Crossing in summer, is the place to visit if you are a family looking for an quiet, interesting, and fun spot to kick back and relax, while enjoying the best that Newfoundland has to offer.

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