Hiking Adventures: Colliers Bay, Newfoundland

December 31, 2016


Just when I thought we had seen every hiking and walking nook and cranny withing an hour of our house in Holyrood, Newfoundland, Besh finds a new inlet adventure we hadn’t done yet – peaceful endless Colliers Bay! This is a super easy walk along the ocean on a basically traffic-less road…great for getting a head of steam on and burning off the week’s excitement or just going for a slow stroll and taking in the old classic Newfoundland architecture and scenery. And there are some beautiful beaches along the way with candy coloured rocks and excellent beachcombing treasures 🙂

Even though yesterday we only skimmed the surface of this bay, we can now hike it on both sides in different sections depending on how much time we have. We can go for hours or just do a 30 minute jaunt. Park anywhere along the road and explore a new section each time. I feel like I hit walking gold…this could rival Chapel’s Cove for best walking area except Chapel’s Cove is closer to Holyrood – convenience wins during the week!

Here is where we parked this time around:

We only walked 1 km from our van to the beach and back again and it took us 4 hours…so much scenery therefore so much to photograph! Here is a picture overview of our Happy friggin’ Friday walk yesterday 🙂

This was the first shot of the day and it is of the Conception Bay shipwreck. We hadn’t made it to Colliers yet 🙂


1 minute into our drive off the main highway, we spotted an eagle guarding the gates of Colliers Bay


This is all for sale. Still makes me sad that our main industry has collapsed. How does that happen?



These massive rocks are EVERYWHERE as if scattered by giants


I always wonder how these houses get left to decay. Where did the family go?


See…easy road walk!





Tartan rock







There were a ton of these quarter-sized starfish everywhere. I think they are frozen, not dead 😉




Beachcoming treasures…some for next Christmas’s crafts with our nieces and nephews





He got the face beat off of ’em!





Besh called this ‘Iron Butterfly’



Peeling history

If you have any cool hikes or walks on or near the Avalon of Newfoundland, let me know! Thanks 🙂
And feel free to share this article with anyone looking for good jaunts!

Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara – Experience Newfoundland & life through my artist eyes. Born and raised here on this big rock in the Atlantic Ocean. After my Fine Arts degree and Interior Decorating, lived away for ages. In 2009 moved back with new appreciation for this place. Come hang out and explore with me. Sign up for your Piece of Pye newsletter & art prizes!


  1. This is my hope everything town ..my family still lives I Colliers but I been away for 43yrs in the rat race off Mississauga…but love to go back soon to live there …

  2. OK this is way cool. Next time I’m home I have got to go here. Thank you for the great tip. JoAnn Eastman

  3. Some pf these pictures were taken withon ealking distace of my family home where my parwnts still live. Colliers Harbour is where I was born and raised.

  4. Hi to you both from Cape Breton! Your amazing jaunt makes me homesick for beautiful Colliers, my home town! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Beautiful pictures.i live here on the ocean.moved here 6 years ago as my husband was born and raised here.i love it here

    2. I miss this town….love the beach glass and rocks. Will certainly collect some when I get home again! Great pics, thanks for sharing.

  5. I’ve lived in BC for 37 years but my hometown of Colliers will always be in my heart. Thanks so much for sharing. Made me homesick for sure. ❤

  6. Moved to beautiful Colliers 21 years ago to marry my husband. It was a short conversation of where we would live once we were married. I believe the first time I visited Colliers I somehow knew that there is something about this place, I was going to stay. There was no dispute from him because he was born and raised in Colliers. All I can say about the scenery is absolutely breathtaking, has to be visited to be appreciated.

  7. I love this Harbour too, especially Old School House Point where those erratics sit. Love that tartan rock!

  8. Stunningly..Epicly…Beautiful. Awesome photos..etc. Great Work. My Home
    Town…Many Cherished Memories
    of when i lived there many moons
    ago. Thank You 4 Sharing these

  9. Thanks for sharing your pictures of beautiful Colliers i was born there & live there as a young age still go out there in summer to spend weekend there still have family living there .

  10. Cross Canada in 2012 from BC and your wonderful pictures capture the essence of beauty that Newfoundland has. Yearning to return to the Rock!

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