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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 62 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses
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Arranmore, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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Brampton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

furthest point east in North America. You can view some World War 2 gun placements designed to protect the island, walk up to the lighthouse, have a peek at the keepers residence. Worth the stop.

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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Take the trip out to Cape Spear, take a camera and good footwear. Hike the trails, climb the hills and be prepared to see some of the finest east coast shorelines. Great time and Lots of wind.

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Hamilton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

THis place I would say is the nicest in Canada. You can see whales without paying for a boat. The history is amazing visa v the views. Have to visit!

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like to go to the very end of the trail , THIS is IT. Next stop England except that Ireland is in the way. You have reached the most eastern point of North America. Forest, You can now stop running and turn around, everything else is west of here! Before you leave, check out the light house. The... More

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St. John's, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Good spot to drive out to and walk around and take in the marvelous scenery and history. I recommend exploring all the old WWII tunnels and bunkers and going up to the famous lighthouse. It is a bit of a drive out, but worth the visit at least once.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cape Spear is at the most easterly point in Canada. For ~$3 or $4, one can enter into an restored house and go back in time to when families lived near the lighthouse. We went on a blustery day and the seas were rough, but the drive up is pleasant (at the end of October, there is a 20km run... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great view, great climb, great time. Good way to kill an hour or two. It was really fun exploring the old battery. There's a huge cannon (looks more like a telescope), jail cell, lighthouse, and amazing view. Didn't pay to get into the little museum or art gallery - didn't need to. Definitely recommend a visit. Plus, it's just cool... More

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