Top 5 Reasons to Visit Port Rexton

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Sep 19, 2016 10:59 AM
A view from the Skerwink Trail, near Port Rexton

1. Raise a Glass: The Port Rexton Brewing Company has been brewing local craft beer since last July. Buy a glass and relax in their tasting room.

2. Take a Hike: The renowned 5.3 km Skerwink Trail brings walkers along the coast to some of the province’s most stunning views of sea stacks. 

3. Hit the Water: For anyone keen to see whales up close, try a boat tour with Sea of Whales Adventures. The trip out is about 3 hours long and groups are kept small (between four and 11 people per tour). Tours still happen in October, but are weather-dependent.

4. Eats & Treats: Overlooking Port Rexton’s Robin Hood Bay is Two Whales Coffee Shop. It’s the perfect spot to grab some delicious, locally sourced vegetarian food and sweet desserts! It closes Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and is done for the season by the end of October.

5. A Place to Stay: Located on top of a hill overlooking Ship Cove is Port Rexton’s Fisher’s Loft, a 4.5 star inn. What started as a simple Bed and Breakfast eventually grew into three buildings whose designs are based on architectural styles from the 1866-1920 period. 

Did You Know? In 1910, the neighbouring communities of Ship Cove and Robinhood made the decision to band together under a single name. According to the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, the choices came down to Port Rexton and Port Randell. In the end, they went with Port Rexton because Rex was the family name of the first male child born in the community.

For one more reason to visit Port Rexton, click here to find out about its "singing staycation."