Witless Bay
Population: 1,179    Location:  47.2827° N,  52.8325° W
Geraldine Caul
Tel: 709-334-3407
Yes 911 Service
Yes Cell phone service
Yes DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Water & sewer
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
Note: Water & Sewer - private wells and septic tanks
Travel by road to main centres...
St John's37 km(22 mi)
Originally named Whittle's Bay in honour of one of the first European inhabitants to the area, it was cleverly referred to as Whittle-less Bay when that family returned to England, and then eventually shortened to Witless Bay as it is known today.

For centuries Witless Bay has been dependent on the fishery and still today it plays a central role in the towns economy with a crab processing plant employing aproximately 250 residents from the town and the surrounding area. Meanwhile, the economy of Witless Bay has diversified in recent years to include tourism, farming, and service industries. As well, many residents commute to St. John's or work in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Like most of the towns on the Irish Loop, Witless Bay is a scenic coastal town with incredible ocean views and amazing natural wonders right on the doorstep. The nearby Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is home to and estimated 2 million seabirds, including the largest Atlantic Puffin Colony in North America. Boat and kayak tours in the area can get you up close and personal to the teeming birdlife, or you can simply stroll along the shoreline trails to catch a view of this incredible natural phenomenon yourself.

Witless Bay is a growing, thriving community that is attracting many young families and new home construction. Located on Route 10 approximately 30 kilometers south of St. John's, Witless Bay offers a great balance of modern conveniences with quiet country living. If you are looking for a town that is family-friendly and poised for growth, then look no further - Witless Bay is the place for you!

  • Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
  • World-class Hiking on the East Coast Trail
  • Whale Watching
  • Bird Watching
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
Community Services
· Community Credit Union
· Accommodations
· Automotive Sales
· Automotive Service
· Bakery/Coffee Shop
· Building Supplies and Hardware
· Construction Services and Contractors
· Graphic Design & Print Shop
· Hairdresser/Barber/Tanning Salon
· Heating Sales and Service
· Laundromat
· Marine Sales and Service
· Physiotheraphy and Massage Theraphy Clinic
· Refrigeration Repair
· Taxi & Transportation Services
· Veterinarian & Pet Grooming
For Children and Youth:
· Bay Bulls - Bauline Athletic Association
· Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre
· Brownies, Sparks and Girl Guides
· Kilbride-Ferryland Family Resource Centre
For Seniors:
· O'Connor 50+ Seniors Club
Government Offices/Organizations:
· Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Health Services:
· Witless Bay Health & Community Services
Recreation Facilities:
· Witless Bay Community Hall
· Witless Bay Knights of Columbus
· Witless Bay Playground
· Witless Bay Recreation Centre
· Witless Bay Swimming Pool
Religious Institutions:
· Our Lady of the Sea Roman Catholic Church
· St. Bernard's Primary School
Senior's Homes:
· Alderwood Estates Personal Care Home
· Alderwood Retirement Center
· Witless Bay Senior's Home
Volunteer Service Groups:
· St. Bernard's School Council
· Witless Bay Harbour Authority
· Witless Bay Kinsmen Club
· Witless Bay Knights of Columbus
· Witless Bay Recreation Committee
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