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Cape Spear Lighthouse

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Address: Blackhead Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 709-772-5367
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Exciting ocean views

Cape Spear is a lovely, short drive from town. The day we went it was cool and windy with the sea churning all around us. It is the most easterly point in North America and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Cape Spear is a lovely, short drive from town. The day we went it was cool and windy with the sea churning all around us. It is the most easterly point in North America and is home to the oldest lighthouse in Newfoundland. There are remains of concrete bunkers that were used for defense during World War II. The area... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must do if you're in St. John's! It's fun to say you've been to the eastern most point of Canada and the lighthouses are neat to look at! You have to pay for a tour of the old lighthouse, but otherwise it's all free.

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windsor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cape Spear gives you a magnificent view of the city. For those who like to walk or hike, this is a place you must go to.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Worth the short drive from St. John's for the view near the lighthouse. I recommend it strongly. We walked to have our picture taken at the most eastern point of Canada. It was fun and we also visited briefly the old lighthouse for a small fee. The Park Canada employee at the entrance area was very nice, spoke french (a... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An absolute must-see! It's the eastern-most point in North America and it sure feels like it. Didn't see whales this year but I did last year. Beautiful in any weather! Just dress for windy conditions!

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is more here than just the outside of a lighthouse as there are two with one open to the public. We took a local bus tour which help with the explanation of this special place which is the farthest eastern point of Canada

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop . The view was gorgeous! It was great to be able to capture the beauty of the area and the drive to get here was short and scenic! We only stayed for about 45 minutes... long enough to see everything , take some pics and explore the rest of the area.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am from Newfoundland but I love to sightsee. The scenery is beautiful, wild and windswept! It is not far from St Johns. I recommend a visit but beware of getting too close to the water... This environment is unpredictable.

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Mount Pearl, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful area for hiking, picnicing, whale watching, etc. So close to the ocean with views back to historic Signal Hill.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful views of the ocean. We visited cape spear to take wedding photos with the bride and groom and families. The pictures are stunning. Also many trails to try

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