Woods Island Harbour Newfoundland West coast

A beautiful and perfectly sheltered natural anchorage close to the entrance of the Bay of Islands.

The entrance is very tight and flanked by rocky ledges on either side, the ledge to the south is shown on the chart but the one to the north is not. Although not mentioned in the Newfoundland pilot, the Bay of Islands YC have set up 2 orange leading marks on the shore to guide you through the entrance, although these are not easily spotted unless the sun is behind you. It is also easier to make your entrance at low water when the 2 ledges are clearly visible.

Once inside the narrow entrance, the bay opens up and there are numerous anchoring opportunities in 5-6m. The BOIYC have set up a floating wooden pontoon system on the southern shore with 3 finger pontoons and  3m depth on its outer side at LW. No facilities or mobile phone coverage.  There are also a number of well maintained mooring buoys just off the pontoon.

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