Portugal Cove-St. Phillips Real Estate Listings and Information
Portugal Cove/St. Philips (a place where the sun meets the sea) offers its residents and visitors majestic sunsets, sea views and rolling landscapes. An ocean playground only minutes away fromSt. John’s, the oldest city inNorth America.
Since amalgamating in 1992 Portugal Cove/St. Philips has continued to grow and prosper while at the same time continuing to maintain its unique independence and culture. With an area spanning 56.43 square kilometres and bordered by St. John’son the east and Paradise to the west, it is one of the largest communities in Newfoundlandand Labrador. Easy access to the TCH, St. John’sInternationalAirport, the City of St. John’sand the downtown core with its many amenities is only a 5-15 min car ride, depending on your destination. Several churches and an elementary school (Beachy Cove Elementary), believed to be one of the finest school in Eastern Newfoundland make this community one of the more sought after areas in Newfoundland.
New home construction is on the rise.
New business ventures are establishing such as the newly opened Breakwater Pharmacy located at1606 Portugal Cove Rd.owned and operated by Gregory Batt and Jeremy Reid.
Beachy Cove is located between Portugal Cove and St. Philips and is an ideal spot for swimming. Warm and calm waters with sandy beaches provide swimming and boating appreciated by nature lovers and sunbathers alike.
Behind the St. Philips/Portugal Fire Hall and past one of the two Recreation Parks in the Town, you will find a network of trails and old roads. Rainbow Gully is a great place to test your botany identification skills.
A playground and ball field offer sports and recreation.
A diverse religious culture is evident by churches located in Portugal Cove-St. Philips. St. Lawrence Anglican, Memorial United, Holy Rosary Parish andSt. Philips Anglican.
Portugal Cove-St. Philips has one of the finest elementary schools in the Eastern part ofNewfoundland. Beachy Cove Elementary is a k-6 school offering excellent educational programs including French emersion.
Grayman's Beard, sometimes also called Graham's Beard, is a large outcrop of rock overlooking theUnitedChurch in Portugal Cove. The top of this 500-foot hill provides a breathtaking view of Portugal Cove andConceptionBay, both in the day and the night.
Hogan’s Pond and its surrounding ponds are especially attractive to tourists and residents alike for its Rainbow Trout fishing. Rainbow Trout, not native to Newfoundland was introduced in the 1800’s and early1900’s. Hogan’s Pond was one of the few places stocked with Rainbow Trout and today holds one of the highest concentrations on the Avalon Peninsula.
Portugal Cove-St. Philips has appeal for younger families and older residents alike. The community has a Neighbourhood Watch, Library, Post Office, Daycare, Yoga Classes, Self-defence Classes, Softball Parks, Skateboard Park, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Minor Soccer, Hiking Club, Music Festival, Annual Garden Competition, Lion’s Club, Royal Canadian legion, Christmas parade, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dog Park, Regatta, a War Memorial and the Killick Coast Games as well as many other attractions that nature lovers can enjoy. Enjoy the Trails, beaches, ponds, wildlife, plant life, sea views, breath taking landscapes, rugged cliffs, boating, kayaking and swimming.
Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has a choice of bed & breakfast and cottages for tourists or visitors. Spend some time at Aunt Reene’s Place, 820 St. Thomas Line, Pirates Peek Cottage, 858 St. Thomas Line, BH The Beach House, 38 Beachy Cove Rd., Beachy Cove Bed/Breakfast, Beachy Cove Rd. House On The Tickle, 29 Beachy Cove Rd. and Dog Berry Hill Estates Bed/Breakfast.