How to get here
Google maps is usually wrong, as it locates ShoreLark in Goulds; we are not: we are in Petty Harbour.
The Nests are located at 52 South Side Rd., Petty Harbour.
For Google Street View and directions: 47.463349, -52.706568
The Guest House is located at 47 Long Run Rd., Petty Harbour.
For Google Street View and directions: 47.4645, -52.7142
Driving directions from St. John’s International Airport: This route will also familiarise you with downtown St. John’s.
Follow the road out of the airport parking, a couple of hundred metres, to the traffic lights. Turn left at the lights. You’re now on Portugal Cove Rd. Continue straight on.
Cross Newfoundland Drive/Higgins Line (Esso station on left, Tim Horton’s & Dairy Queen on right), continue straight on.
Pass the Holiday Inn on your left. Continue straight on whilst moving into the lane closest to the centre of the road. At the next set of lights go straight; you are now on New Cove Rd. Continue straight on down the hill.
At intersection & traffic lights veer right onto Kings Bridge Rd.; continue straight up the hill (Dominion grocery store on left). Continue straight on through the traffic lights.
You will approach a set of traffic lights (Captain’s Quarter’s on left). Go through the lights, but veer left down the small street called Ordnance St. Turn right at the corner onto Duckworth St. Keep going straight all along Duckworth St. and at the end of Duckworth St. make a left turn onto New Gower St. Stay in left lane. (City Hall—ugly 1970s concrete building—is on the right) Continue straight on.
At traffic lights at foot of Bates Hill (Delta Hotel) turn left so that the Ultramar gas station is on your right). Turn right at next traffic lights. You are now on Water St. West (Oceanex building on your left.) Keep going straight all along Water St. but move into the left lane.
Continue on past the North Atlantic gas station; make sure you are in the left lane. Turn left at traffic lights at the foot of Leslie St. Continue on over the small bridge; at the 4-way stop sign continue straight on, veering right up the hill (a big sign says Cape Spear Drive). This is actually Blackhead Rd. Continue straight on.
After about 4 minutes you’ll see a highway sign clearly indicating the exit to Petty Harbour /Maddox Cove. Turn right onto Maddox Cove Rd. Continue straight on all the way and down the hill into and drive through Maddox Cove. Ocean is on your left.
Come around the corner into Petty Harbour. The turn is tight & road is narrow so reduce speed! The harbour is on your left. Drive through town past the Museum (on right), convenience store (on left). Go over the bridge (past Chafe’s Landing on right).
FOR THE NESTS: Signal left and then trun left in front of the white church. You are on South Side Rd. and about 1 minute away! ShoreLark by the Sea Nests are the blue saltbox with the red trim, and are on your right; park in one of the two parking spaces on either side of the stairs. (Please do not park across the street!) Take deep long breaths of clean salt air: you have arrived!
FOR THE GUEST HOUSE: Turn right in front of the white church, and drive up Long Run Rd. about 30 seconds. The Guest House is #47 and is the long green building with 4 red deck chairs on the verandah. Please park on the far left of the driveway close to the lawn.
For various driving times and distances and other useful info, please look at this great website, courtesy of Edwin Hilwin in the Netherlands.