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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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Ajax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the views and the crashing surfs. The Lighthouse itself was well preserved and gave a sense of what it must have been like living there. Highly recommended.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately our journey to Cape Spear was ruined by an outrageous rant from a woman at the front door of the Lighthouse. We paid our fee to enter the lighthouse and were told we would have an interpretive guided tour and be able to go to the top of the lighthouse. When we arrived there was a woman (I think... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

While the lighthouse is the main attraction, take some time to walk out into the bogs (boards are over the wet spots) to see the area directly south of the park. It's an easy walk and you get a different perspective on the area.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Photo opportunities abound here - the views, the lighthouse etc! Sensible footwear recommended as lots of trails to walk. Beautiful area

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 attraction reviews
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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