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First settled in the mid 1800's (c. 1865) the settlement remained a small but prosperous fishing community for more than 100 years. Among the first families to arrive were the WHITE's who were reportedly living at Greening's Point when the KING and MATCHIM families arrived from Barrow Harbour. The NAPIER family arrived, from Salvage via Rocky Cove, at about the same time as the Kings and the Matchims. The DYKE's (from Smokey Hole), The QUINTON's (Red Cliffe), DAWE's (Hr Grace via Salvage) and the MOSS's (of Sailors Island) followed quickly and their descendents are still active in the community their forefather founded.


The Labrador Fishery was by far the primary industry for most of the settlements first 100 years. At it's peak, no less than 13 Sandy Cove men were 'skippers' on the Labrador, many of them in schooners they built and owned.


Today, the town of Sandy Cove remains a quiet, serene setting with a breathtaking sandy beach, numerous hiking trails (incl. The Look Out and Caplin Gulch), a municipal park that encompasses Sandy Cove Pond and renown for its Trout and Crooked Trees. The perfect vacation destination and/or retirement village.



Sandy Cove Beach



Sandy Cove Pond



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