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Sandy Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sandy Cove.

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Around Sandy Cove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gander. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northwest of Sandy Cove. Gander has a population of 11,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Clarenville. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the south of Sandy Cove and has a population of 5,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sandy Cove and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bonavista   [Map]   3,764   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Catalina   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Centreville Wareham - Trinity   [Map]   1,122   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clarenville - Shoal Harbour   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dover   [Map]   688   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Gambo   [Map]   2,072   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Glovertown   [Map]   2,062   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hare Bay   [Map]   1,020   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lumsden   [Map]   533   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Musgravetown   [Map]   583   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Wes Valley   [Map]   2,485   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Old Perlican   [Map]   676   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Port Blandford   [Map]   521   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Port Union   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winterton   [Map]   518   S   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Burnside   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cannings Cove   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Culls Harbour   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eastport   [Map]   499   NW   Less than 2 miles
Glovertown South   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Happy Adventure   [Map]   227   W   Less than 2 miles
Jamestown   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Open Hall   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plate Cove East   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Red Cliff   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Chad's   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Salvage   [Map]   174   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sandringham   [Map]   255   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Tickle Cove   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Traytown   [Map]   302   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy Cove ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bishops Harbour (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Sandy Cove   [Map]
Broom Close   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Happy Adventure   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Long Islands   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sailors Island   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Salvage   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Salvage Bay (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Squid Tickle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Sandy Cove.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sandy Cove. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
    Parks for Newfoundland and Labrador

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Sandy Cove ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sandy Cove.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]   CYYT   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Sandy Cove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sandy Cove. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]   CYYT   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

St. John's Intl.   (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]
        Website for Saint John's International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gander Intl.   (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]
        Website for Gander International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Newfoundland and Labrador

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandy Cove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Sandy Cove were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sandy Cove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandy Cove) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6333, Longitude: -53.7333     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sandy Cove), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandy Cove.