Rose Blanche-Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland
The nearest campgrounds and RV parks are available along the highway north of Channel-Port Aux Basques.
The name Rose Blanche is a description of the white quartz-laced rock outcroppings of the area. The word rose is a corruption of roche, the latter meaning rock that changes the meaning of the phrase entirely, making it pink white. The current town is located about 35 km east of Channel Port-aux-Basques on the southwest coast of Newfoundland island.
The mineral deposits which resulted in this phenomenon were discovered in 1934. Since that time, no mining of these has occurred, despite samples of pyrite, arsenpyrites, gold and gold-bearing minerals taken around the time of discovery. Rose Blanche is still a fishing settlement whose past history as a natural harbour, with the advantage of the conspicuous rock features, has assured its continued existence.
- restored Rose Blanche Lighthouse
- rugged ocean coast
- white and rocky cliffs of Diamond Cove
- picturesque fishing village scenery