What a view there is of Conception Bay South from Topsail Bluff.
There are two ways to get to Topsail Bluff.
1. If you are up for a little hike on a nice sunny day, you can either start at the bottom at the Topsail Beach Rotary Park and take the steps to your right which will lead you there.
2. Or you can drive to the top or end of Summit Drive and you are practically a few steps away.
Please so be careful when you are there, especially on the rocks close to the edge. Here is an excerpt from an article posted by CBC in 2016, about a young girls terrible experience on this hill.
“A 17-year-old athlete credits her rugby training for helping her survive a plunge off Topsail Bluff, that landed her a two-day hospital stint and dozens of stitches and staples.”
“Kelsey Vinnicombe was out with friends in June walking near the rocky edge of the bluff, known for its scenic views of Topsail beach and Conception Bay — along with its 200 metre drop to the ocean — when she rolled her ankle and lost her balance.”
“When I tried to catch myself, I couldn’t. And I just kept going,” Vinnicombe told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show.
“I didn’t really know where I was going to land, so I kind of just thought I was going to die.” CLICK HERE to read more about this young girls tramatic experience.
If you are not up to tackling the bluff, there is always lots to take in at the base of the hill. Topsail Beach is a great place to hang out any day, anytime of the year. If it’s cold, you can just sit in your car and admire the ocean and surroundings. It’s a great place to relax with your lunch.
On a warm sunny summer day you can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach, go for a swim, take a ride in your canoe or kayak or just people watch.
Maggie’s Place canteen is open during the summer….drop in a grab a bite if you didn’t bring your own. Visit their facebook page here: Maggie’s Place Topsail Beach Canteen