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Rest and relax in serene surroundings

Come visit us in beautiful Green Bay Newfoundland. Home to capelin, seals, whales and icebergs.

Awaken to a breathtaking view of the sun rising over the ocean while seagulls glide over the waves in this tranquil setting. Stroll on the sandy beach that stretches the length of the cove, while capelin roll in midsummer. Our North shore climate has the provinces warmest and driest weather in summer and is fog free year round.

Just 1/2 hour from the Trans Canada Highway. Nestled on a hillside overlooking a wide stretch of sandy beach, the community of Nicky′s Nose Cove, a tiny scattering of houses and summer cabins, is named for a profile in the rock at Nicky′s Nose Head.

By the Waves, a comfortable and affordable seaside retreat in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Breathe the clean salt air while listening to the sounds of waves rolling. After a quiet nights rest enjoy a hearty Continental breakfast, just what you will need before setting out on a day of discovery while exploring the natural features and unique character of our rugged coastline and charming outport culture.


About your hosts

Karen was born and raised in Simcoe, a small town in Southern Ontario. She has worked for a number of years as a Nutrition and Environmental Services Manager in various Long Term Care Homes. Recently, she returned to school and graduated with her diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services. Karen has many hobbies and enjoys sports and the outdoors.

John was born and raised in Brantford, a small city in Southern Ontario and the home of Wayne Gretzky. He has worked for over twenty-five years as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and is looking forward to his retirement within the next few years. In his spare time, John enjoys kayaking and curling up with a good book.

They have a son and a daughter who are students at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.

In 2012, John and Karen travelled to Newfoundland. They fell in love with the scenic views and warmth of the people. It was an easy decision to open the By the Waves Bed and Breakfast and spend several months of the year in Newfoundland.

What we offer:

Our list of amenities includes:

Season Dates:


May 1st - October 15th

- be sure to book in advance

3 bedrooms
$70 - $95 / night

- weekly rates available

- Now accepting all major credit cards       and debit

- cots available for $10/night

Site Design / Photography: © Dave Tilley