Twillingate’s charm is that it is off the beaten path. No smog, no lineups, no rush, no stress and no traffic.
Newfoundland is the most easterly destination on the North American continent and in fact, has its own time zone a half hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).
|Airport||Drive Time To Twillingate|
|Gander International Airport (YQX)||90 minutes|
|St. John’s International Airport (YYT)||5.5 hours|
|Deer Lake International Airport (YDF)||4.5 hours|
The closest airport is Gander International Airport, but most international flights fly into St. John’s International Airport (YYT) or also Deer Lake International Airport. From the airport, a rental vehicle is a good option.
Drive Time to Twillingate
|North Sydney NS to Argentia||16 hours||4.5 hours|
|North Sydney NS to Port aux Basques||7 hours||7 hours|
When driving to Twillingate you will pass through many other small fishing communities such as Boyd’s Cove, Summerford, Virgin Arm and Newville.
When on Twillingate island, there are several very small fishing communities that you will pass through before reaching the main town.
You will pass by Purcell’s Harbour and Little Harbour.
The town of Twillingate is about 5km from the Twillingate-New World Island causeway.
GPS: 49.646, -54.7581
As you drive into Twillingate on Route 340 (also called Toulinquet Street), you’ll see the Alphabet Fleet Inn, a green building with a large parking area, on your left (just past the Ultramar gas station and before the Independent Grocery Store)
GPS: 49.6463, -54.7663
Turn left at the T-intersection as you get into Twillingate. 200m from the intersection on the right as you go around a bend in the road, is Above the Tickle, an aqua blue house, 84 Main Street.
GPS: 49.6569, -54.7748
Turn left at the T-intersection as you get into Twillingate. You are now on Main Street which is also a continuation of Route 340. After 4.5 kms you’ll see the Anchor Inn Hotel on your right.