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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 49 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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Oxford, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

My partner, his brother, and I hiked around Cape Spear during our visit to Newfoundland in October, 2014. The scenery is beautiful, and the historic lighthouse is lovely! A must-see for visitors to the area!

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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great views and wonderful history! Have to see this one, it was October but have been there previously and if possible make this trip in the summer and see the whales!

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Quebec City, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like you're reconnecting with the sea and earth. You just stand there, not believing that you're at the most eastern part of North America and that Ireland is across from you over the sea. Just amazing.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perched on a rugged cliff at our continent's most easterly point lies Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's mariner history. We (friend and I) visited the area on the BEAUTIFUL day.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

But I was there in November when everything was frozen and snow covered. If you are there in the summer I imagine there is more to see and do. However it looks like they cargo for access which seems odd and not quite right

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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the most easterly point of land in North America It's rugged coast line and rocky shores make it one of the most tranquil spots on a calm day with gentle rolling seas and on a rough and windy day it can unleash it's amazing energy into a torrent of crashing waves and high seas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went in November so it was cold and icy but worth going. The scenic drive alone is worth seeing. The lighthouses were closed for the winter but they were beautiful to see. Being at the most eastern part of North America was a fun facy as well. Take the drive and you wont regret it.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The sights and sounds of the ocean crashing against the historical rocky shore were breathtakingly beautiful ! The fresh, crisp air was invigorating for our healthy hike around the shrubs and rocks. A must visit !

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Cape Spear (Cap d'Espoir en français) is about 30 minutes from St-John's. It is imperative to see that magnificent panorama : as this is the most eastern point in North America, the view is breathtaking on Atlantique Ocean. The cliffs are amazing. Small paths lead us to some historic homes or bunkers used by the army during the Second World... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As the very most easterly tip of NL absolutely gorgeous. Nothing but water til the end of sight. Lighthouse at the top of a lot of stairs again good for exercise and trails that spider out from the lighthouse in every direction. Some of the underground structures r still intact and u can walk thru dark tunnels and hallways situated... More 

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