Lark Harbour, Newfoundland West coast

A spectacularly sited natural harbour on the SW side of the Bay of Islands. Although well sheltered from all but NE winds, it has a reputation for fierce katabatic winds from the surrounding mountains. When we visited there was a steady 15 knots funnelling out of the harbour, although it was mirror calm outside.

There is a small well maintained government wharf on the north side of the outer harbour with enough space for one yacht either side if it is not being used by local fishing boats. The wharf at the head of the inner harbour is reserved for the search and rescue vessel based in the harbour. There is plenty of space to anchor in both the inner and outer harbour, but the holding is reportedly poor and whilst we found it to be adequate in calm conditions we would not want to sit out a blow there.

No mobile phone signal and no real facilities ashore. Linked by road to Corner Brook where one could resupply if necessary.

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