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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Less than half an hour from town (by car), Cape Spear has great scenery, including the historic and current lighthouses, and a number of walking trails.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Its a bit out of the way (about 10 miles from downtown) but worth the journey. Fabulous views of the ocean, the entrance to St. John's harbor, the Cabot Tower and signal hill in the distance. Great view of the coast of Newfoundland. And you can say you have been to the most easterly spot in North America!

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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A little drive from St John's and you arrive at this interesting point with two lighthouses. Said to be the most Easterly point in North America, but this disregards Greenland which is part of the North American continent. Lots of steps to climb but helpful shallow steps that are well maintained and the climb is worth it for the view.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Long climb to the lighthouse, but beautiful views when you get there. There is a gift shop, but you don't have to go in. Friendly staff who were able to advise on St. John's restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful historic lighthouse with lots of walking trails along the edge of the cliffs. Lots of easy steps to climb up to the lighthouse.

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Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Blue sky day….amazing views, with lots of interesting history to be found. A must see, to at least say you've been to the most eastern point in north america

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Timmins, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We got some great pictures while we were there but we were there mid September and on a Thursday everything was closed not even any access to a washroom ! This is government run and they are closed Thursday and Fridays we were extremely disappointed it was all closed

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Saint John, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First thing, most GPS won't find Cape Spear in the listing of attractions so just put the address as Blackhead Road - once it brings you onto Blackhead Road, follow it all the to the end and you will be at Cape Spear. Very nice area - take a little while to walk the trails along the coast. Very nice... More

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You are at the most Eastern point in North America. Nothing but water from here until Iceland. We didn't go in the lighthouse, there is a charge for that; but the grounds and trails are free. Pretty cool to visit as a family and say you have been there.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

When you stand at this point, everything in front of you is North America and when you are facing the sea to the right of you is Ireland. Amazing view- great place to stop and take in the scenery.

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