- St. John's Southside - Use the visitors' lot at Cahills Point; there is no public parking past this point. Walk 0.5 km to the trailhead, shortly before Fort Amherst Light. Allow time to visit the historic lighthouse, and Second World War battery.
- Freshwater Bay - Park in the lot provided, on the ocean side of the road, opposite Blackhead Crescent. Walk down Bay Path for 2.2 km. Do not leave valuables in vehicles if parking at the Freshwater Bay parking lot (Bay Path access point) on Blackhead Road.
- Blackhead - Drive 200 m east through Blackhead, to the gravel parking lot at the end of the road. Do not park in the paved turnaround.
Community Walk Getting to Cape Spear Path: After exiting the trail from the Blackhead trailhead, walk through Blackhead to the Cape Spear Path trailhead (total: 250 m).