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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 60 attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses
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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Everyone i spoke to from St Johns recommended visiting this site so I dutifully made the trip at 9 am. The sight of the coast is astounding- it is the easternmost point of North America. there is a gift store and tours to take or you can walk on your own. I was glad that I got there early because... More

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Humboldt, Canada
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110 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Geographically, this is the farthest eastern point of Canada, as well as North America, making it a neat stop. It is a short drive out of St. John's, about twenty minutes. There are great lookouts, as well as a lighthouse furnished how it would have been during it's prime. A worthwhile excursion.

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Savannah GA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

BLUF: millions of folks can't be wrong, don't miss this lighthouse! From it's interesting history to is unique geographic location, this place is worth your time. Of you are lucky, you may even spot some whales from the cliffs.

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We came here twice because it was so enchanting. Once on a sunny afternoon just to look around, and again the next morning to catch the sunrise. We were late and it was overcast, but it didn't matter. What a gorgeous spot, and just splendid to look out onto the ocean and imagine all the things out there between you... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We made the short drive to Cape Spear from St. John's and it was so worth it. The views were breathtaking and the kids got a good thrill about being at the most easterly point in North America. Great place for a picnic and we were told that occasionally you can see icebergs floating by.

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toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

the view couldn't be better if it had been hand painted. I truly fell in love with the cape. The hill is easy to climb after reaching the parking lot. There are stairs built into the hill side.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited yesterday and it was neat to be on the most Eastern part of Canada. A bit disappointed it was not more accessible to those with mobility issues. Have been to several lighthouses in PEI and was only charged admission if I wanted a tour. The fact that it was gated beyond a certain point was off-putting and seemed to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the short drive from St. John's. We were there in early July... saw an iceberg, a couple whales, and a pod of porpoises. Very picturesque and a great social media "check-in" spot to show you're on the very eastern edge of North America.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Another great place to walk around and spend an afternoon! Becareful when it's breezy. Though I do wish they would fix up the old military tunnels they are spooky and cool.

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Regina, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful vistas and very much worth the short drive south of St. John's. Afterwards, be sure to check out the quaint village of Petty Harbour a bit further south.

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