Rest Stop Port Aux Basques | Informal Campsite

Canada

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Verified:
8 months ago
Altitude:
12.2 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
amacneill

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Very scenic rest stop 30 minutes outside Port aux basques. Can get quite windy some days.

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Awesome spot for a night after the ferry. Very windy. slept well with the rocking of our camper van.

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Nice place to stop before and after the ferry. Can get very windy, record wind speed at this location is 200kmh! This place has a amazing back story, Google it if you can. Amazing view!

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Just as described in earlier posts. We stopped for lunch and wind was blowing around 50kmh.

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Absolutely gorgeous place to stop.
Be mindful of the winds here as they can blow over a fully loaded tractor trailer, hence the name Wreckhouse.
If you come from the ferry there is a sign with Wreckhouse wind speed showing, if you are coming from the opposite way I recommend downloading NL511 app which has weather and road reports, including Wreckhouse wind warnings.
Decent cell/data here.

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a very large asphalt paved area suitable for many rigs of all sizes. traffic is minimal after 9:30 pm. no services, not even a garbage can, but a great place to park before or after the ferry.

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super scenic rest stop! views of table mountains and ocean. flat and lots of room

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Très bel emplacement, pas très loin de la route avec une vue sur les montagnes sublime.

Toutefois, il s’agit d’un couloir de vent, nous avons eu des pointes a 80-85 km/h de vent, probablement une situation exceptionnelle toutefois.

Amplement de place pour plusieurs VR

Pas de service. Le data cellulaire est bon.

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staying the night, great stop after the ferry ride to the island

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great rest area, beautiful sunset. A real treat to stop at after the ride to the Island

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The name of this location is Wreckhouse Pond. There is a trail starting from the SW corner of the parking lot that will lead you through a large culvert under the highway. From there you can walk to the cliff overlooking the shore. There is also a lesser used trail leading to a pond. We stayed here on 30 August after arriving on the ferry. That evening was very windy and raining. The wind was buffeting the camper but otherwise it was quiet with virtually no traffic at night. Beautiful and sunny when we arrived this evening. Spectacular sunset over the ocean. Almost no wind this evening. The parking lot is paved and any size rig can park here. Sadly, we are leaving Newfoundland on the 11:45am ferry tomorrow. Only 20km from here to the ferry terminal in Port aux Basques.

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Excellent stop off Trans Canada Highway. No services, fits all vehicles and can be noisy until late at night.

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A wonderful stay here, close to ferry terminal, easy access for larger vehicles and the views are amazing. It is right on the road but it gets very quiet after sunset.

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Nice large paved lot set back from the highway. Room for any sized rig. A good place to stop before or after the ferry. Beautiful view of the ocean and table mountains.

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Brutally windy! Better to go into PAB and stay at library.

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for the first night, when you come from the ferry, it is ok.
beside the highway, because this reason it is noisily....

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Large paved lot. Next to highway #1 east
Mostly level nice view of the ocean great sunset spot.

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Very scenic rest stop 30 minutes outside Port aux basques. Can get quite windy some days.

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