The Complete Guide to Kings Point and Rattling Brook, Newfoundland.

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The Complete Guide to Kings Point and Rattling Brook, Newfoundland.

Veer just 15km from the TCH onto route 391 and you will discover yourself immersed in the jewel of scenic Green Bay. Pleasantly adorned by gorgeous mountains, waterfalls, and serene ocean views, Kings Point and Rattling Brook are a must see if you’re visiting Newfoundland and Labrador.

The towns come equipped with world-renowned hiking trails, lodging, and dining experiences. Visit the waterfront in Kings Point to enjoy a hearty meal, see ice-bergs, and admire local crafts at the multiple souvenir shops. If you’re real fortunate, you might just catch a glimpse of our numerous species of whales!

 

Kings Point and Rattling Brook, NL

Kings Point and Rattling Brook, NL

Accommodations

By the Sea Resort

Eloquently located on the sea-side of picturesque Kings Point, they offer a variety of lodging styles year round! Attached to the popular By the Sea Cafe, it has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Kings Point, including an unbeatable view of the harbor and its seasonal visitors – whales, birds, and our remarkable bergs!

Check them out here or call 1-709-268-3828

By the Sea Resort

By the Sea Resort

 

Trailside Motel

Reasonably priced rooms and a stone’s throw from the Alexander Murray Hiking trail and local snowmobile routes, rest your weary legs, fill your cup at the pub, and your bellies at the diner! Open year-round.

Find them on Facebook or call 1-709-268-3364

 

Trailside Motel

Trailside Motel

 

Best Kind B&B

Located idyllically on the cusp of both Kings Point and Rattling Brook in the suburb of Bulley’s Cove, lies a quaint little house overlooking the harbour.  Come take a rest for a night or two and enjoy breakfast on the house!

Best Kind Bed and Breakfast

Best Kind B&B

Kings Point RV Park

This ever-evolving RV Park and Tent grounds is quickly becoming the spot to stay in Green Bay, NL. They offer full-service lots overlooking the ocean, electric charging stations, bathrooms, multiple recreation areas for kids, picnic setups and lookouts. They are currently expanding to accommodate even more eager visitors!

You can easily check in at the store across the street. (Newtown Ritestop)

Kings Point RV Park

Kings Point RV Park

Windamere Cabins

The Windamere Cabins are stand-alone cottages clung to the hillside in beautiful Rattling Brook. Great for those who enjoy privacy and space during your vacation. Walking distance from Rattling Brook Falls and picnic area.

Visit their website or call 1-709-268-3863

Attractions

Whale Pavilion

Showcasing the world’s largest humpback whale skeleton “The Humpback of Norte Dame”, the Dr. Jon Lien Whale Pavilion is a favorite stop along the Newfoundland tourist route. Just 12kms off of the Trans-Canada Highway gifts you with the magnificent experience of being up close and personal with a skeleton of one of the world’s most beautiful and intelligent creatures.

*Five dollars will get you into both the whale pavilion and nearby Heritage House.*

Whale Pavilion, Kings Point, Newfoundland.

Whale Pavilion, Kings Point, Newfoundland.

Heritage House

Take a peek into the past at one of the oldest houses in Kings Point! Complete with hundreds of unique antiques and historical goodies, there’s something to see around every turn. Guided tours available seasonally. Run entirely by local volunteers!

*Just Five dollars gets you into both the Heritage House and Whale Pavilion.*

Kings Point Heritage House

Kings Point Heritage House

Dulcie’s General Store (Joshua Toms & Sons)

As featured on hit tv show Land & Sea, take a trip down memory lane during your visit to Rattling Brook. Swing by for a chat with Dulcie and soak in some history in her antique room and vintage atmosphere. Wide selection of crafting fabrics and a great variety of antiques and curiosities. Dulcie is a lady you won’t soon forget.

 

Duclie's General Store, Rattling Brook

Duclie’s General Store, Rattling Brook

 

Ski-Doo Trail

If you’re the outdoorsy type who enjoys winter activities, there is a professionally groomed “snowmobile highway” that connects the area to the rest of the island. Well signed and regulated. Seasonal trail licenses are required.

 

Kings Point Boat Tours & Adventures

This locally owned and operated boat tour and adventure company offers great prices and unforgettable experiences with wildlife and scenery in the Kings Point area. Check them out for up-close encounters with icebergs, whales, and more!

Kings Point Tours and Adventures

Kings Point Boat Tours and Adventures

 

Ice Bergs and Whales

Kings Point and Rattling Brook is a major stop along “The Great Whale Coast”. Known for its spectacular variety of migrating whales, including humpbacks, belugas, minke, bowhead, and more, its the ideal spot to stick around and discover your inner whale watcher.

Come during Ice Berg season and you may just catch a glimpse of these massive photogenic chunks of polar awesomeness just sitting aside shore. If you’re really lucky, you’ll see them alongside our bounty of whales!

Watch for:

Humpbacks

Minkes

Belugas

Porpoises

Sperm whales

Dolphins

& many more!

Hiking

Alexander Murray Hiking Trail

Definitely one of the most exciting trails in the Green Bay area. Eight kilometers round trip takes you past marshlands, boreal forests, and pristine waterfalls! The trail is complete with over 2,200 man-made stairs! It is very well kept and run by local committees and volunteers.

Rating: Moderate/Difficult. 

  • Tenting sites
  • Outhouses
  • Lookouts
  • Three Waterfalls
  • Picnic Areas

Alexander Murray Hiking Trail. Courtesy of Raven Burton.

Rattling Brook Falls

Ideal for those who want a quick jaunt to something spectacular! The one-kilometer trail leads to the base of an 800-foot waterfall that cascades over the looming mountainside. Across the street, there is a picnic area and a spot to camp for a night or two! Take a dip during the summer season.

Rating: Easy

  • Tenting sites
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Areas
  • Waterfall
Rattling Brook Falls

Rattling Brook Falls

Caribou Trail

The new Caribou Trail is 6 kilometers round-trip and offers unmatched encounters with wildlife! Aptly named the trail is frequented by local caribou, foxes, birds, bunnies, and more!

Rating: Moderate

  • Tenting sites
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic areas
  • Beaches
Caribou Trail, Rattling Brook

Caribou Trail, Rattling Brook

Shopping

Kings Point Pottery

You can’t miss the Kings Point Pottery. It is ranked the #1 shopping destination of its sort in all of Atlantic Canada. Offering crafts and wares from over 365 different artisans and creators, including labradorite jewelry, world-class pottery, paintings, and more, it is a must-see while visiting the area.

 

Kings Point Pottery

Kings Point Pottery

Skipper Joes Souvineers

If you’re looking for the perfect present in memory of your stay in Newfoundland, Skipper Joe’s is your source for all things souvenir. The wide selection of neat keep-sakes and great prices will guarantee a gift for everyone.

 

Skipper Joe's, Kings Point

Skipper Joe’s, Kings Point

Kings Point Grocery and Hardware

Great for those who stick around awhile and need to restock on supplies, groceries, and hygiene items, Kings Point Grocery and Hardware definitely offers the highest selection in both food and household items. Located at the corner of Bayside Dr. and Main St. across from the Salvation Army Church.

Kings Point Grocery

Kings Point Grocery

Oceanview Convenience & Gas Bar

The best gas prices in the Green Bay area! Don’t miss their tasty homemade baked goods. Also, if you’re around in the summer season, the owners offer cute contests for chances to win little treats. This year they have hidden a painted rock ice-cream cone around town. Simply find the rock and return it to Oceanview and you win an ice-cream on the house! How nice!

Oceanview Convenience

Oceanview Convenience

Newtown Ritestop

Impeccable customer service and friendly staff, Ritestop is the perfect stop(and also the check-in point) if you’re staying in the local RV park! Swing by for all your campfire needs, including fireworks and a great selection of liquors and spirits (its the only liquor store in town!).

Newtown Ritestop

Newtown Ritestop

Food

By The Sea Cafe

This quaint and friendly cafe perched on the waterfront can’t be beaten for its scenic location and warm atmosphere. They offer a great variety of mouth-watering munchies and cater to many different diets. If you’re looking for a great homestyle meal and scenic view of Kings Point, I recommend checking out the By the Sea Cafe during your visit.

*Offers vegan and gluten-free options*

 

Trailside Diner & Newfs pub.

This newly renovated and aptly named diner offers great prices and delicious Newfoundland home-cookin’. Their smiling staff and fresh menu will have you glad you stopped by.

Newf’s pub, the local watering hole and gathering place, is an ideal location for anyone looking to chat it up and “have a time” with local denizens.

 

Stage Grub

Looking for something different, fast, and filling during your stay in Kings Point & Rattling Brook? Swing by the local food truck on the waterfront. Their vast and varied menu, ice cream bar, and views of the bay are perfect for the passerby and local alike.

*Offers vegan options*

Stage Grub

Stage Grub

 

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11 comments

Jennifer Whelan July 5, 2019 - 4:29 pm

I love your post Brandon! Great work in promoting the King’s Point/Rattling Brook area… well done!

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Cal June 25, 2019 - 11:40 am

WOW – great job! Keep up the good work – Great adventures ahead

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bohemianbrandon June 26, 2019 - 12:39 am

Thanks Cal!

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Lisa Hart June 25, 2019 - 1:38 am

What a fantastic description of our beautiful little hometown! It certainly makes me homesick! Thank you Brandon.

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bohemianbrandon June 26, 2019 - 12:39 am

I love Kings Point, it deserves all the recognition! 🙂 Thanks Lisa

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EILEEN KNIGHT June 24, 2019 - 11:09 pm

Brandon you have done an amazing job on this site. Even though I am familiar with all of the places you have pictured on here I thouroughly enjoy seeing them again!!! Amazing pictures!!! Congratulations on a job well done!!!

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bohemianbrandon June 26, 2019 - 12:38 am

Thanks so much for the kind words Miss Eileen, I really appreciate the support!

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Denise June 24, 2019 - 10:29 am

Great job, you described in great detail all the beauty a nature lover would enjoy, and places to fill ya belly after. Certainly loved hiking the Alexander Murray trail, with the reward of Stage grub, or By the Sea Cafe Crepes. King’s Point Pottery is breathtaking!! So much talent!!

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bohemianbrandon June 25, 2019 - 12:32 am

Thanks a lot, Denise! The Alexander Murray Hiking Trail is one of my favorite trails for sure and King’s Point is certainly steeped in creativity! 🙂

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Sharon Sanford June 24, 2019 - 1:17 am

Great read Brandon! ❤️

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bohemianbrandon June 25, 2019 - 12:32 am

Thanks, Sharon <3

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