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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 59 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful point a view. You can pay to visit the old lighthouse, it's 3,90$ to enter, but honestly, it is really fast. What is the most beautiful is the view you have. It is the Eastern point of Canada and the Atlantic ocean is right in front of you ... Impressive! A must go.

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Antigonish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the lighthouse and walked some of the trails surrounding the sight. Beautiful scenery and lots of history from the knowledgeable park guides. A must see if you are in St. John's and have 1 - 2 hrs to spare.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit even if only to check the "easternmost point in North America" off your bucket list of geographical extremes, but come prepared to spend some time investigating the place, because there's a lot of see. Wear comfortable, enclosed shoes for walking on the gravel trails and clambering over rocks. Be prepared for changing weather. You can pay at... More

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Simply from the point-of-view that it's the eastern most point in North America, you have to go here just to say you did. The weather when we were in the St. John's was overcast/foggy/rainy (depending on the hour), but the Cape seemed to have it's own weather, so check it out even if it seems bad elsewhere. As could be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

About the same as what I wrote for Signal Hill…wear comfortable enclosed shoes because of the gravel (or rocky) trails; be prepare for rapid changing weather; bring your own food and drinks (not much available on site); taxi from downtown St John’s approx.. 35$. REMEMBER to bring BINOCULARS to enjoy even more the splendid view!

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It was a bit foggy and drizzly when we were there but the views were still incredible. The coast line is worth the visit. Just realizing one is standing at the most North Easterly point in Canada is pretty spectacular. We didn't visit the light house due to the weather. Even though the weather was not perfect the experience was... More

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Powassan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

WW2 bunkers, the most easterly point in North America, new lighthouse, old lighthouse, trails, beautiful ocean views, what more could you want?!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were lucky enough to go to Cape Spear on a sunny afternoon and the views of the crashing waves and ocean were nothing less than spectacular. We didn't tour the lighthouse.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just go! We have toured all over Newfoundland and this is one of our favorite spots so far. We went on a semi foggy day, then it brightened up and was awesome! Even the kids could appreciate it! If you have the time, hike for a bit.

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La Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did some nice short hike around the summit with superb view from the clift and sea. We took a short visit the lighthouse as our National park pass allowed us to avoid extra fees.

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