Visiting

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s truly is “where the sun meets the sea”. Majestic sunsets can be enjoyed by both our happy residents and cherished tourists from many vantage points throughout the Town. Bordering the City of St. John’s with easy access, yet remaining somewhat detached, both visitors and residents alike enjoy the truly exceptional lifestyle that the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has to offer. Please see our map for routes to and from St. John’s.

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is a beautiful place to enjoy an active lifestyle. Scenery is spectacular for the walker, not to mention the challenging terrain. If aquatic recreation is more your style, opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, sea kayaking, recreational boating and fishing also abound.


From our cherished town, many other touring routes are easily accessible, such as the Irish Loop, the Baccalieu Trail, and the bird-watcher’s favourite- the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. Whale watching tours are also available from either St. John’s or Bay Bulls.

Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s offers visitors a rural setting with majestic sunset vistas, seaviews and rolling landscapes, all only minutes from St. John’s. Come visit and experience our ocean playground – “where the sun meets the sea”!
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