The Beaches Path is a gentle 7 km trail that links the communities of Witless Bay (Gallow’s Cove) to Mobile. The trail begins on a cobblestone beach in the town of Witless Bay. Passing through woods and over marsh via plank walkways, the trail skirts cobblestone beaches and rocky outcrops until it reaches Breaking Point, where the rocky outcrops and cliffs dominate the trailside for the remaining walk. A viewpoint at Little Bald Head offers a view in both directions, and a spectacular view of Herring Cove is available from a second side trail. After passing private property, the trail exits onto Mobile Beach.
Check out the trail highlights and the sights from our hike from the Witless Bay trailhead below. Click a picture to bring up the gallery!
The trail starts on a cobblestone beach.
Heather starts on the grassy trail near Pounce Hollow.
Rocky outcroppings and cobblestone beaches.
Twelve O’Clock Beach from the trail above.
The sign as seen from the Motion approach.
Plank walkway crossing a wet section.
Camel Beach from the North.
The picturesque river and bridge at Camel Beach.
A windswept tree along the rocky shore near Lower Long Rock Cove.
The trail overlooking Breaking Beach.
An interesting wooden bridge at the entrance to the meadow above Breaking Beach.
Breaking Beach, a spectacular stretch of cobblestone beach. Can you see the tent in the meadow? 🙂
The trail leading up from Back of the Point.
A short side trail at Little Bald Head offers some spectacular views…
Mobile Point from Little Bald Head.
A small, agile whale off Mobile Point. A minke, perhaps?
The side trail to the Herring Cove lookout.
…but be careful of the precipitous drop at the end of the Head.
He was none too pleased to see us! Taken from the Herring Cove path.
Still unhappy. Couple of quick snaps and we backed off.
Woods approaching Nolan’s Meadow.
A trail marker clearly indicates the trail at a sharp turn.
A tiny rainbow overhead as we exit Nolan’s Meadow.
The sign at the Mobile side of Nolan’s Meadow.
A brave little bunny checked us out!
The steps onto Mobile Beach.
The trail crosses over some rocks at Mobile Beach.
The remains of an unknown, 75 cm shark.
The Mobile trailhead!
This lane leads to the Mobile trailhead. Parking is at Mobile Central High.
The sun sets on our destination!