Welcome to the 
T
own of Harbour Breton!

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The historic Town of Harbor Breton is located on the Connaigre Peninsula on Newfoundland's South Coast. It was founded by early European settlers who depended on the rich fish resources in the many bays and inlets dotting our beautiful rugged coastline.
 

Today, the traditional fishery & aquaculture is the mainstay of the town's economy. More recently though, new emerging fisheries and aquaculture along with eco-tourism have helped diversify the economy and offer new opportunities for prospective investors.

We are optimistic about the Town's future. We see opportunities for growth in our economy, a modern and well equipped health facility, an efficient school system, modern recreation facilities, a stable and industrious workforce, tourist attractions, a generous tax structure for potential investors and a municipal service infrastructure with all the modern amenities.

We see ourselves as a proud, progressive community with a strong sense of history and culture. All of this makes us extremely optimistic as we confidently head into the future.

We encourage you to browse the information provided by our web site and invite you to contact us if you have any concerns, questions or interests in our community.

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Accommodations

Harbour Breton accommodations includes The Southern Port Hotel, Harbour Breton Efficiency Units, Deadman's Cove RV Park.

 

Location

Harbour Breton (Pop. 1634 in 2020) is located on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Twelve miles east of Grand Falls-Windsor or forty-eight miles west of Gander, take the Bay D'Espoir Highway, Route 360, south for 200 kilometers. Your driving experience across the central interior of the province will surely provide you an up-close and personal touch with nature.

You may encounter along your way any number of moose and caribou for which the region is famous. As well, there are many streams and ponds near the highway where a meal of trout can be caught. Some streams are licensed and protected waterways and therefore we advise you to check for posted signs before trying your luck. If you are a birdwatcher, keep an eye out for the ever popular eagle that sometimes builds it nest in the treetops near the highway. Nearing the coast, the highway takes you over some very high country and then snakes along the tops of fiords offering a scenic, panoramic view of Connaigre Bay. There are many lookoff areas along the route allowing for safe, convenient places to do some sightseeing. Some hills are extremely steep so please exercise caution while driving in these areas.


Before you have had time to take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife, you'll be in Harbour Breton - the capital of Newfoundland's south coast. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the Town Hall, at the entrance to the town, where our staff will be happy to assist you.