After visiting the spectacular sea arch near Port Kirwan shown in my previous post, I was in the mood to see another East Coast Trail treasure: Lance Cove beach.
In Cape Broyle, the beach-side trailhead is a little tricky to find, it’s little more than a ribbon-marked gap in the trees about a hundred metres east of the wharf, but after stepping into the forest the trail is straightforward enough.
After a brisk 9 km hike which included some great viewpoints, several little side trails and some careful cliff-side exploration, I reached Lance Cove beach, and it was beautiful!
As soon as I got down on the beach, I took my shoes off and walked the entire 500 m length of it up and down through the icy cold water, a guaranteed way to cool your feet ;-).
After that, I enjoyed my lunch, the sun was shining and I had the place all to myself, a perfect day!
At the end of a relaxing afternoon I walked back through the forest completely satisfied, vowing to return soon on some other sunny day.