Pouch Cove is located on the east coast of Newfoundland, twenty
kilometers north of St. John’s, which is Newfoundland’s capital
The Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a converted school
building nestled between the sea and the meadows and forests
that trace its shores.
The East Coast Trail, long a popular route for hikers, runs through
Pouch Cove, and continues north and south along the entire
eastern coast of the Avalon Peninsula.
Settled in the 1800’s, as a fishing outport Pouch Cove now has a
population of nearly 2,000 and is principally a bedroom community
with most residents commuting to the city for work.
The Town whose motto is “First to see the sun” has a children’s
playground area, a park, a library and blueberry picking grounds.
It hosts a convenience store, a garage, a pharmacy and a few
The weather is quite unpredictable, and while Newfoundlanders
think of The Rock as having a moderate maritime climate, visitors
are surprised by the coolness. In the spring there are icebergs
outside the windows, and during the summer, whales frolic in the
Cove. The fall has the most consistently good weather, and in the
winter, the heavy seas are a sight to behold.