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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-772-5367
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Ranked #3 of 48 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Cape Spear (Cap d'Espoir en français) is about 30 minutes from St-John's. It is imperative to see that magnificent panorama : as this is the most eastern point in North America, the view is breathtaking on Atlantique Ocean. The cliffs are amazing. Small paths lead us to some historic homes or bunkers used by the army during the Second World... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As the very most easterly tip of NL absolutely gorgeous. Nothing but water til the end of sight. Lighthouse at the top of a lot of stairs again good for exercise and trails that spider out from the lighthouse in every direction. Some of the underground structures r still intact and u can walk thru dark tunnels and hallways situated... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Take it from one of the locals: No trip to St. John's is complete without a visit to Cape Spear. It's the most easterly point in North America - you can't miss it! The views are breathtaking. Do bring your camera, and a jacket - the wind is strong even on the hottest days. STICK TO THE TRAILS. The rocks... More

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St. John's, NL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved it! I live in St. John's and this is one of my most beloved places to visit, several times a year. It's just breath taking. Icebergs, whales, history, sea-to-sky, walking trail, picturesque, it's all here. Do come.....enjoy....the most easterly point in North America.

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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The view of the ocean is beautiful and if you are lucky you can spot the whales certain times of the year. Bring a jacket for the wind is powerful and don't forget your camera you won't get these pictures just anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved seeing the lighthouse .The surrounding views are awesome.Would recommend it to any visiting the St.John's area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Cape Spear is North America's most easterly point and is perfectly situated on the edge of the picturesque cliffs of Newfoundland. You can wander the barren countryside or follow the trail along the edge of the escarpment, watching the froth of the wild Atlantic Ocean rolling at your feet on a particularly stormy day... or alternatively, gaze across the deep... More

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Arranmore, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

except a nice view and nice cliffs like anywhere on avalon, there is no reason to waste the tim e here

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We loved seeing the lighthouse and the surrounding views. The tour includes the rooms in which they lived and it is amazing.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There is a lot to see at Cape Spear. You can easily spend a half day or a day there. There is a lot of good WWII history. I loved seeing the old gun battery and barracks. Standing at the most Easterly point in North America and taking a picture is fun. The grounds are pretty big so you can... More

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