The Beaches Path (East Coast Trail Association map #8) is a relatively gentle path, winding along the sea edge through woods, heath, meadowland and cobblestone beaches. You pass woods twisted by wind and salt spray, as well as the stunted ground-hugging trees, known to Newfoundlanders as tukamore. From Ragged Beach you head through the woods, across land-wash, and then passing above Twelve O'Clock Beach. At Breaking Point the rusting metal of the wreck of the ship Appenine can be seen on the beach below. At 3.5 km (2.1 mi.) there is a short side trail to Little Bald Head, and at 5.3 km (3.3 mi.) another side trail to Herring Cove, after which you pass an abandoned settlement at Nolans Meadow. The trail passes Ambrose Carey's Road, keeping to the shore to arrive at Mobile Beach.
Trail Distance: 7.0 km (4.3 mi.)
At Witless Bay take Gallows Cove Road, parking at the end where it reaches Ragged Beach. At Mobile, park at the High School and cross the highway to the short road leading to Mobile Beach. A detailed map of this path is available from the East Coast Trail Association (http://eastcoasttrail.ca/). The East Coast Trail Association is a registered charity, member supported and volunteer based.