Newfoundland has more than 9,650 kilometers of coastline, but it’s not your ordinary seashore. In places the island’s ragged cliffs rise hundreds of meters from the ocean, a sight that makes any coastal tour—by land or by sea—a truly awe inspiring experience.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Newfoundland is the ruggedness of the land itself. Windswept barrens, lush boreal forests and weather-beaten mountains define this island. But perhaps the most jaw-dropping of the natural wonders to be found here is the coastline itself, where ancient boulders line the ocean’s edge and sea-beaten cliffs soar majestically, indomitably, skyward.
Here are a few views of Newfoundland’s precipitous western seacoast that will make you want to don your hikers and discover for yourself why they call it The Rock.