Anchor Point was the first English settlement on what is called the 'French Shore' of Newfoundland. The town of approximately 309 people, is located in St. Barbe Bay, south of Flower's Cove on the west side of the Great Northern Peninsula, Canada.
Since the demise of the cod fishery in Newfoundland, Anchor Point's population had been steadily declining because many people left to find work in mainland Canada. However, new housing developments on the fringes of the town have brought in some additional residents. The lobster, shrimp and scallop fishery industries are still functioning as well as other available smaller fisheries and fur trading.