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Rose Blanche Lighthouse - Old

Route 470, P.O. Box 21 | Rose Blanche, Newfoundland and Labrador A0M 1P0, Canada
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Gander NL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed one night in Rose Blanche and really needed two to see the area properly. The mountainous terrain is beyond the ability of my camera and photography skills but we have travelled most of Newfoundland and this is like nothing we've seen before. Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it. The lighthouse is a large stone structure built in... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The lighthouse itself is very interesting and the walk around the headlands offers some impressive vistas. In addition there is a nice gift shop and a neat little fishery museum with interesting artifacts and model ships. The town of Rose Blanche, itself, is a photographers dream with great settings at every turn.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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135 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Since we got off the ferry yesterday at Port-aux-Basques and took the 45-minute drive that leads to Rose Blanche, we haven't stopped marveling at the beauty and uniqueness of this area. It has to be one of the best kept secrets or outstanding places to visit. This morning we went to the lighthouse and spent over two hours there. It... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Loved this lighthouse. The office staff is very informative and friendly. You have to walk along the coastal waters to get to the lighthouse which sits on top of the rocks. Inside there are very interesting artifacts and literature pertaining to the lighthouse keepers and their families. Would say that it would be fun for any age group.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you're taking the ferry from North Sydney NS to Port aux Basques Newfoundland, make a point of turning right as you drive off the ferry, and take Highway 470 as far as you can go. The drive is spectacular... hills covered in velvety grasses, moss and brush... and rocky cliffs, with the ocean as a backdrop. The highway ends... More

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College Park, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The short hike out to the lighthouse is a "pay to play" location...but not too bad a fee. We were amazed at the excellent restorative work done to the tower/keeperhouse. The views are spectacular. The fishing shed museum is a nice little bonus for the fee. Tourist purchase items are VERY affordable and consigned from local artists in many cases.

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Bangor, Maine
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a beautiful stone lighthouse, but the trip to and from the place from Porte aux Basques, and the shore itself, are the real stars of the show. Take your time to really SEE the landscape over the 45km between the Nova Scotia ferry and Rose Blanche - moonscapes, bogs, ponds, small villages, waterfalls, cemeteries. Take a ten-minute side... More

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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Everyone should make a point of visiting the Rose Blanche Lighthouse and taking the Granite Drive. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the rebuilt lighthouse is a fascinating structure. Lots of photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The view from the lighthouse is stunning, It is a painters and photographers dream..Much better than Peggy's Cove. The village is delightful with a tearoom and B and B that has all homemade baking with decks overlooking the harbour. The people are kindness themselves.

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Vancouver, B.C.
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Newfoundland has many dramatic aspects, and this coastal drive is another one. Beside the sea views there is an almost otherworldly (Hobbity?) mix of rugged granite and heath that grows flat and thick and intensely green. We had a stress-free drive from the Codroy Valley - a sunny outing that also included a massive plate of fish and chips (recommended)... More

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