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Irish Loop

Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-334-2609
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Gorgeous with lots to do

I think your biggest mistake would be to try and do this drive in a day. There is so much beauty... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
The best

Not to be missed. The views, the artist studios, the lovely restaurant in Trepassey, the beach in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Farmer Connie M
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16 Sep 2016
“Wonderful scenery”
4 Sep 2016
“Discovery Roadtrip”
Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-334-2609
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I think your biggest mistake would be to try and do this drive in a day. There is so much beauty, and stops to see along the way that I would really recommend making a two or three day trip from it. I stayed in...More

2  Thank Loves2wine
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not to be missed. The views, the artist studios, the lovely restaurant in Trepassey, the beach in st. Vincent... Loved it all

Thank Farmer Connie M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A lovely drive with scenic little villages. Stops at Bay Bulls and Ferryland are a must. Roads can be quite bumpy in spots...but taking it nice and slow makes it a very pleasant drive.

Thank Travel-lady055
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip on the Irish Loop, starting from ST. JOHN. When you look at the map it's only around 350km you think 3 to 4 hours drive but it's a Full day drive, plan for 8 to 10 hours depending on how often...More

1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Irish Loop drive takes you 300kms through an area of Newfoundland settled by Irish families. It has lots of variety and unique environments. It is a long road trip because speed limits are not high and there are some stretches of road that have...More

4  Thank 2-4-T
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Irish loop on the Avalon Peninsula is an interest but also somewhat arduous drive. Driving it clockwise from St John's is a little anticlimactic. The best part is from St. John's to Portugal Cove South. The road is rough in many areas but the...More

2  Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Travelled the whole loop and found some hidden gems both on and off the loop. Worth the detour to Mistaken Point. Do the picnic at Ferryland Head Lighthouse...absolutely incredible!

1  Thank tammy759
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting loop, lots of driving, roads are rough, lots of potholes . Still haven't seen moose, but interesting barren scenery and lovely little towns. Icebergs visible from most stops. Various options for hikes in towns. We hike yo Cape Bonavista. Again St Johns very very...More

2  Thank jangil2015
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We drove from St John's to placentia with a boat trip from bay bulls en route. We spent about 4 hours in the car altogether. The scenery was stunning and always changing. Watch for pot holes (there are some big ones). Highway 91 to placentia...More

1  Thank Sweetek
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed in a cottage on the Irish loop, in a place called Burnt Cove. One day we decided to drive down it, towards Ferryland and we ultimately ended up in Treppasey. The drive down was fantastic, if you like driving (you know actually turning...More

2  Thank ncaa007
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Emma D
Hello is this a hard drive? I am visiting sj johns in june and would like to try this as I am from ireland. I have never drove in another country and wondered what the roads are like, is it well signposted? I would love to hear any tips :') thanks emma
9 December 2016|
Response from 2-4-T | Reviewed this property |
It's a pretty easy drive - but get a map of the area. It's not signposted as 'the irish loop'; it's simply a road that goes around the peninsula where many irish people settled. Take some snacks, drinks in the car as there... More