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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Bonavista
Type: Lighthouses
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Go at dawn or dusk when the puffins are active. Fantastic views and photo opportunities! Check out the Cabot statue.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

this is such a cool lighthouse and the guides are very knowledgeable. we even had the privilege of "cranking" the lever that made the weights travel up and down the lighthouse! this is a must see in Bonavista!

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is worthwhile to see. there is a nice view all around the lighthouse as well as during the access to this site by car. there is also a walking trail from Bonavista to the lighthouse along the coast

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London, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We didn't actually go the lighthouse when it was open. But you must go there at night. Around 7/7:30 pm the puffins start to come back in from the water. They fly right over your head and with a good camera and patience you can get some great shots. You can also see the whales in the distant (bring binoculars).... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It takes only about five minutes to tour the inside of this restored lighthouse and it's interesting to see. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students with ID. The young lady who sold us our tickets gave us a brief explanation of what we could see on the ground floor and offered to answer our questions about... More

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lighthouse tour was conducted by 3 different guides. All were very clear and knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and its operation. The hill on which the lighthouse stands is surrounded by ocean in which whales can be seen frolicking. We were lucky to also see icebergs floating in the distance. The cliffs are busy with puffins flying back... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The journey down to Bonavista is beautiful be sure to go and see the puffins in Elliston on the way. The lighthouse at Cape Bonavista offers tours. We'll worth e $3 cost. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. The view was amazing. Puffins, icebergs and humpback whales added to the amazing experience. We actually watched a mother and baby humpback breach... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Admission to the lighthouse includes admission to the Mockbeggar Plantation in Bonavista - a nice two-for-one deal - or inquire about the Provincial Pass that will get you in to a whole bunch of Nefoundland tourism establishments if you are visiting the province for a few days. The interior of the lighthouse, where the keepers and their families lived and... More

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Clarenville NF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The staff were very helpful, paid special attention to our four year old grandson! He was very impressed and they patiently answered all his questions!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well you need to sing the song! Tip of the peninsula. Picturesque. We found it quite a relaxing place. Easy to get to and good parking.

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