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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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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the scenery! Could situp at the lighthouse all day and take in the view. Saw whales out in the Atlantic from the trails. So much history to appreciate. Walking trails very secure and well maintained. This place is a must see!

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What is more to say about the most Eastern point of North America. The only way you can get more eastern is to climb the fence on low tide and be an idiot to do so.

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British Columbia, Canada
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117 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When I first met my gal years ago I was regaled with tales of her family's history as the lighthouse keepers (for generations) at Cape Spear. So it became an item on my Bucket List to visit here with her. Born and raised in B.C. and never having been further east in my own country than Alberta, it was a... More

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Victoria, BC
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Yet another wonderful spot to visit! It is a gentle climb to get to the top lighthouse, the oldest in Nfld. There are short trails to explore that give you spectacular panoramic views. You only have to pay a $4 fee if you want to go inside the lighthouse, where the various rooms are furnished as they would have been... More

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Rochester, New York
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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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