L'Anse au Clair
Beautiful beach (larger version)
L'Anse Au Clair was first established by French settlers in the early 1700s. Shortly after the Quebec-Labrador border dispute in 1825, Newfoundlanders and people from the south of England also began settling in L'Anse au Clair. The original name of the community was Anse St. Clair named after one of the first merchants to establish here, whose last name was St. Clair.

This community has one of the nicest sandy beaches in the area and a walking trail that brings you to the Jersey Rooms, a site with foundations of buildings and stone walkways that were part of an 18th century fishing enterprise. Other walking trails in the community and along the shoreline will take you to Doctor's Path, Bubbling Sands, and Aunt Mary Jane's Playhouse.
Gateway to Labrador (larger version)
The Gateway to Labrador Visitor Centre, a restored early 20th century church is an attraction itself with its Gothic Revival style architecture and exhibits that showcase all there is to see and do along Labrador Coastal Drive. Information officers will help you plan your stay.

  • Population: 264
  • Postal Code: A0K 3K0
  • Location: On Route 510, 3 km from the Quebec/Labrador border
Services & Facilities
Hotel, lounge, restaurant, general stores, gas bars, gift shop, post office, hardware store, furniture store, hairdresser, car dealership, air charter service, serviced RV campground, playground, ball field

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