When you get off the Labrador ferry at Blanc Sablon, Quebec, Turn right (east) and follow 138 to the Labrador border. The highway number changes to Route 510, which is also the Trans Labrador Highway. The drive to Red Bay is also part of the Labrador Coastal Drive. It’s only 80 km to Red Bay, but plan on a 1.5 hour drive. The road is paved but currently (2016) most of it is in pretty rough shape.
Follow the signs to enter Red Bay. You will follow the “Basin” on your right down towards the waters edge. You will see the National Historic Site Interpretation Centre and Whaler’s Station share a parking lot.
The Whaler’s Station provides accommodations, a wonderful gift shop, and a great restaurant. Not having stayed there we cannot give an assessment, but if it is as well run as the restaurant you should be good to go!
The menu was not overly extensive which is a good sign if you are looking for freshly made food. We had a number of meals there and each one was very good. While the fish & chips are a must try, they have the best soup/chowder!
The service was prompt and friendly and suggestions were given when requested. She led us to the soup! Later we met the waitress and her baby at the museum next door where her Dad works.