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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

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Address: Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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+1 800-563-6353

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Get up really early and go - you won't regret it

We went to the puffin viewing site in Elliston and were a little disappointed that we only saw three puffins, but we were still happy enough. We came to the lighthouse to check... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie H
Omemee, Canada
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Omemee, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the puffin viewing site in Elliston and were a little disappointed that we only saw three puffins, but we were still happy enough. We came to the lighthouse to check it out and found 1000s of puffins in good viewing distance. It didn't cost us a dime to see them - wow!! We saw them just off... More 

Thank Julie H
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Just so pretty and calm. You just walk and wander around looking out to sea. If it is the right time of year you can see icebergs floating by.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

During our stay in Bonavista, we visited the lighthouse every morning & afternoon, to see the icebergs floating by. The views are fantastic and there was almost no traffic in mid May. I imagine the road and lighthouse parking area can become quite congested during the peak season. Because we were there in the shoulder season, the lighthouse was not... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had lunch here overlooking the water. Have seen many more lighthouses... with more picturesque locations, more history and animated wreck stories, that are being play acted by people representing the period.

Thank dlang2015
Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

The house of the lighthouse keeper is very interesting, and the site around the house is enchanting. We easily spent several hours exploring and even climbed the hill where hundreds of Inuksuk are. Gorgeous views.

Thank paul1973fx
Wyoming, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great location. The site was closed since we arrived during the off season. This place is cold and windy in December!! Would love to return during the summer and see the interior and may puffins.

Thank janiceaka
Port Credit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

It is busy and popular site which makes it hard to capture a great photo without a million people in a background BUT the views are so worth it. Don't miss this site, it's great and beautiful.

Thank Melinda G
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I grew up in a town just over from that and I still visit the lighthouse as much as possible when I go home to visit. I am on the shorter side but the stairs make me feel huge lol. Its interesting to see how people lived back then. Always a happy memory to revisit.

Thank WSawicz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We went up to the cape later in the afternoon and it was foggy as it often is in Nfld. The views off the cliffs are a little intimidating at dusk but nevertheless extremely exciting. The whole area around the lighthouse is wild and untamed. Talk a drive down a ways and you will see wild horses and gorgeous views... More 

Thank schefferville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a nice drive out to the lighthouse where John Cabot came ashore for the English crown. He was Italian. Somewhat desolate and rainy which created an wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Hud B

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