The Elliston Puffin Site, Elliston

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  • Incredible sight! We simply have never seen so many puffins, so close, so active... I could not stop taking pictures of those beautiful little creatures. We could have stayed all day. We will be back.  more »
  • It is still a very lovely, wild spot, despite the numbers of people who come. Super place to picnic, and sit a spell. Good to bring binoculars & a good wind-breaker.  more »
  • This was an amazing experience. The puffin viewing couldn't have been better; we were just a few feet away. Even without the puffins this site is magnificent. Majestic cliffs above the Atlantic.  more »
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  • A short walk past root cellars to the site where Atlantic Puffins return to nest and raise their young in summer. During the right times, patience and stillness is often rewarded with very close views of these wonderful birds. It's astonishing to see them in flight as well; they are surprisingly very fast. there is no admission fee, but there is a donation box at the start of the trail. Contribute what you can.
  • While I spent a lot of time debating whether to make this 3+ hour trip (1.5h each way from the Trans Canada), I don't regret it for a moment. Although the 6km road leading to the site is awfully pothole-filled, the town is adorable. The site itself is well indicated and I strongly recommend being careful and wearing good shoes! I saw more puffins than I ever imagined seeing. Absolutely worth it!!
  • Scenic beauty, good spot to sit and watch the puffins swoop down to the water and then fly up on the rock to their burrows. You'll need a good zoom lens for pics. Most visitors are surprised at how small these birds are. You can also watch their encounters with the bullish gulls. The root cellars were very cool. We built an inukshuk on the rocks. Make sure you stop at the beach for a walk in the Atlantic Ocean!
  • A bit out of town but well worth the drive. Fantastic viewing area and we were fortunate enough to see hundreds of puffins.
  • Incredible view .Clean. Awesome locals
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