Admirals Beach is a rural community located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Take a look below for 11 awesome and fun facts about Admirals Beach, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. Previously spelled Admiral’s Beach, it is a fishing port located on the island of Newfoundland; specifically it is along a point of land in the southern Avalon Peninsula near Great Colinet Island fronting St. Mary’s Bay.
2. The community was incorporated in January 1968.
3. Good fishing grounds and a sheltered cove attracted the first settlers to the area.
4. The town is part of Division 1 and is bounded by St. Mary’s Bay and the unorganized area Subdivision W.
5. Nearby communities include St. Joseph’s, Riverhead and St. Mary’s.
6. Admirals Beach was first settled in the early nineteenth century by a French admiral.
7. In 1864, there were three families living there.
8. By 1911, it had a Post Office and a population of 39.
9. The community grew over the years until a large population came from Great Colinet Island during the resettlement programme of 1956.
10. Its population in the 2016 Census was 135.
11. Although the majority of its residents were fishermen, Admirals Beach also had two ship building yards where fishing boats and longliners were built with supplies from local sawmills.