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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Address: Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: 800-563-6353
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Bonavista
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great view. We spent a few hours just walking around and taking in the view. It is such a lovely place to visit. Highly recommended.

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

Go out of season like I did and you will look out onto the North Atlantic and wonder how people survived the crossing and then made a living here

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Buddy and I also walked along the rocky cliff shore that the lighthouse is situated on. Feel the wind in your hair; smell the salty air of the Atlantic Ocean. Just wonderful feeling; difficult to express in words!!

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Ottawa Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The tour of the lighthouse with knowledgeable guides is a must. Just walk around the area and enjoy the views. Drive to the Dungeons nearby to walk along the cliffs and see where a cave has collapsed

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have a weakness for lighthouses in windy places, and this one is the most beautiful I have seen so far in the world.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You can't go to NFLD without going to this iconic lighthouse. It is a long drive out but worth it. We stopped at a few little villages along the way to break it up. While there we sat and watched several whales out in the ocean and also watched the puffins flying around so bring your binoculars!

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Mission Viejo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Did not buy a ticket to see inside the lighthouse but walked all around. Beautiful views. The non profit gift center was a treasure. Great priced local hand knit items and the lady behind the counter could not of been friendlier!

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Really neat lighthouse and you are able to view all of it's rooms. The guides are very knowledgable and have a lot to say of life in those days. You can also walk around the clifftops which has beautiful views as well as view puffins just offshore

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Uxbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The only lighthouse where we could go up into top to see the lights. Very well presented with period furnishings, etc.

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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I liked reading about the history of the Lightstation and the surrounding area. How the original sailors managed to get ashore with all those rocks blows me away. The scenery is awesome, and definitely worth a visit.

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