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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There are hiking trails from Blackhead and Maddox Cove that you can take to Cape Spear. Great views up there. Lots of whales when I was there in July. Lots of stairs - good exercise! Lower areas from the parking lot are wheelchair accessible. Nice place for a picnic. Stay on the trails - the coastline is dangerous.

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St. John's, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great views for watching whales, nice easy trails for walking or just watching the waves come in. Caution; steep cliffs. Be sure to bring a warm change of clothes and/or a rain protection as the weather can change quickly.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great trip up the coast to Cape Spear. Lots of scenic views on the road. The hikes to the point and up the lighthouse are quite long for us flatlander s. Again the views are worth the effort. A must see/do in St. John's. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

It's nice we went during winter time and it was very calm and cold. Nothing is opened during winter so not possible to drink something.

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St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Another place to visit with your out of town guests! Unfortunately, the tunnels were under lock and key, but that did not dampen our day! The view here is second to none! :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A great place to get out of the car and walk; lots to see. Lots of history and WWII structures still intact. Light houses make for great photo ops. Careful with the wind; walking on edges of cliffs with wind gusts can send you flying. Worth the visit.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Went in the middle of winter, on a cold and very, very windy day. Even though I didn't get to see the sunrise due to the clouds it was still a great experience. Beautiful cliffs, rough seas hammering the shoreline and there is something very humbling and neat about standing at the most Eastern part of North America! It would... More

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niagara falls ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Although I was here with my family when I was younger - this was truly a wonder experience I will never forget. Its a beautiful area and to see such a famous lighthouse. It was an awesome summer vacation and hope to return one day.

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Newbury UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Amazing location, view of entire coastline. Wild, windy and very exposed and freezing. Wrap up warm.

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great place to say you've been to the most eastern point in North America. If you're going in April and May, with a clear day, you can see the Bergie Bits floating around

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