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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
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Ranked #2 of 48 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great view of the Atlantic Ocean in top of cliff; there are bunker and cannon from the War period, but location seems not to be taken care by authorities; lighthouse in a conserved wooden building, but nothing extraordinary.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a Sunday as during the summer, you can have supper in the lighthouse on Sunday only. You have to call and book a spot as it only holds 24 people. Major restautants host the dinner. Well worth it.

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Bella Bella, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

From first view from across the bay I was taken. Visited on a very cold clear blue day and walked around the site. Beautiful photos added to the excitement of being at the Easternmost point of North America. Must go see this!

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Saskatchewan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great tourist stop. So nice for a westerner to have a picture of themselves at the most easterly point in Canada. We were on a bus tour, and we were told that the lighthouse was not open, and that we did not have time to walk up there. However, just being able to walk out and see... More 

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Oxford, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My partner, his brother, and I hiked around Cape Spear during our visit to Newfoundland in October, 2014. The scenery is beautiful, and the historic lighthouse is lovely! A must-see for visitors to the area!

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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great views and wonderful history! Have to see this one, it was October but have been there previously and if possible make this trip in the summer and see the whales!

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like you're reconnecting with the sea and earth. You just stand there, not believing that you're at the most eastern part of North America and that Ireland is across from you over the sea. Just amazing.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perched on a rugged cliff at our continent's most easterly point lies Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's mariner history. We (friend and I) visited the area on the BEAUTIFUL day.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

But I was there in November when everything was frozen and snow covered. If you are there in the summer I imagine there is more to see and do. However it looks like they cargo for access which seems odd and not quite right

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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the most easterly point of land in North America It's rugged coast line and rocky shores make it one of the most tranquil spots on a calm day with gentle rolling seas and on a rough and windy day it can unleash it's amazing energy into a torrent of crashing waves and high seas.

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