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Welcome to Bests Harbour ...

Although we found mention of Bests Harbour during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bests Harbour was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Bests Harbour to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bests Harbour, please Contact Us.


Bests Harbour is located on the south coast of Newfoundland (on King's Island, at Placentia Bay).

We aren't confident of the location of Bests Harbour, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bests Harbour: Bests Hbr. (or less commonly used: Bests Harb. or Bests Hrbr.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Bests Harbour for more information about variations on the name of Bests Harbour.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Bests Harbour might be (or was) located is in the Newfoundland Time Zone (NST/NDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: NST- Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve (HNT), NDT- Heure Avancée de Terre-Neuve (HAT).

We believe that Bests Harbour would be found within the (709) area code.

Communities near Bests Harbour ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bests Harbour.

  • Arnolds Cove
  • Southern Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southern Harbour
    • Southern Harbour lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Bests Harbour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southern Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Harbour
  • Chance Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chance Cove
    • Chance Cove lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Bests Harbour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chance Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chance Cove
  • Indian Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Harbour
    • Indian Harbour lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Bests Harbour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Harbour
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Western Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western Cove
      • Western Cove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Bests Harbour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Western Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Cove
    • Bar Haven - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Haven
      • Bar Haven was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Bests Harbour
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bar Haven. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Isle Valen
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle Valen
      • Isle Valen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Bests Harbour
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle Valen
    • Monkstown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkstown
      • Monkstown lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Bests Harbour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkstown
    • Little Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Harbour
      • Little Harbour lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Bests Harbour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Harbour
    • Red Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Island
      • Red Island lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Bests Harbour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Island

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bests Harbour ...

Looking for more information about Bests Harbour? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bests Harbour, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bests Harbour.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Bests Harbour and then turned west". While Bests Harbour could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bests Harbour as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bests Harbour could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bests Harbour) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bests Harbour. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bests HarbourOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bests Harbour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5764, Longitude: -54.2071    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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