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Cape Spear Lighthouse

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Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
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Great Whale Watching.

Just minutes from down town and a beautiful drive is Cape Spear. It has great views and on a good day more whales then you can count. I've seen everything from Humpbacks and Blue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Just minutes from down town and a beautiful drive is Cape Spear. It has great views and on a good day more whales then you can count. I've seen everything from Humpbacks and Blue Whales to Killer Whales and Dauphins. Well worth the admission price, free.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The best time to visit is during the summer months. There is lots of walking to see everything. The lighthouse is located on a high cape overlooking the ocean. The view is awesome. Many walking trails and there is some bunkers to see ,which were used during the war. Depending on the time of year, wild blueberries grow free.

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FORT COLLINS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want a wondeful view of the ocean, this is the spot. The very farthest point east you can go in North America. Next stop would be the ocean. Very cool to see, a must if in Newfoundland. Be aware lots of walking to get around here.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the view and the history. The guides are very friendly and helpful. Be sure to bring your walking shoes and camera. We saw lots of sea birds diving into the ocean as well.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wondeful place to visit particularly in the summer months. Excellent walking trails and tons of history. Humback, minke and Pothead whales can be seen from shore.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

HAVE to see Cape Spear, amazing views and history. Great parking. Not sure if lunch was available as it was late Sept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Took some great photos here. Love the rock formations and that very photogenic lighthouse. Quite busy so best to get there early in the day if you want to take some nice photos of the lighthouse and rocks without people all over your shot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Awesome views! Good trails and beautiful lighthouses! Icebergs are a common sight the spring of the year,some years are better then others.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were visiting St John's and the weather was cold with some snow, this is what we came for. Due to the time of the year for our visit most things were closed. It was still very informative and well worth seeing. We plan to visit again in the summer months to see what the difference is.

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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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