The Elliston Puffin Site, Elliston

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Elliston Puffin Site is located in Elliston. Put The Elliston Puffin Site on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Elliston trip itinerary planner.
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  • We got directions to Elliston from our hosts at the Skerwink Hostel. We had been considering a boat tour but the abundance of puffins, ending their nesting period on this rocky island, gave us pause. ...  read more »
  • Puffins at Elliston We travelled about three hours on the road from where we were staying to come see the puffins. There is a colony here in Elliston and apparently another up a little further at Bona...  read more »
  • It's free, and amazing, if you're here anyways, you should absolutely visit this incredible site covered in puffins! 
  • Amazing! Absolutely worth a visit to see the unique birds up close. Resist the urge to crowd the edge of the viewing site and you'll be awarded with a chance encounter should a puffin land up close and personal.
  • Great place to view Puffin life. This is a rookery and their best are underground but they spend large amounts of time coming and going as well as just hanging out.
  • I was amazed at this breathing location where the Atlantic Puffins have chosen to have their nests. Elliston and Cape St. Mary's are the two spots that are definitely a must to visit, in Newfoundland. Birdies and photographers will think they died and went to heaven. Simply outstanding!
  • This is a terrific spot to view puffins. A pair of binoculars or a small telephoto lens will make you feel you are right in the middle of them. The walk out to the site is slightly rugged, but negotiable by almost anyone. Because their nesting site is on a separate little island, they do not feel at all frightened and just go about their business.
  • Terrible road to get into...but worth it when you arrive. Remember the binoculars and zoom lens.
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