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“Excellent hike!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 91 things to do in St. John's
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Ottawa, Canada
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Excellent hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

It will be windy here on the best of days so bring a jacket!! But the views and the hiking are spectacular. I think it is NOT TO BE MISSED when visiting the east Coast!

Visited May 2013
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Brockville, Canada
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“lost in the mists of time... almost!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you like history Cape Spear is a great place. We went before sunrise to get pictures from the eastern tip of North America... unfortunately that morning brought both a low cloud cover and fog. Pictures of the lighthouse and rocks in the fog were both still great. Take warm clothing as the wind off the ocean is very cold.

Visited May 2013
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Orono, ME
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“Welcome to the End of the Earth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

The trails around Cape Spear Lighthouse are well maintained, as are the grounds. There has been some recent work to the WWII tunnels and the signage is up-to-date. Our visit was on a typically foggy spring day, so it's hard to report on the view, but what were were able to see was lovely.

Visited May 2013
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King City, Canada
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“Whispers of the past...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Standing here you can't help but wonder what it would have been like to reside here hundred's of years ago as a member of the Cantwell family. It is peaceful and the view breathtaking. I only wish we could have been there in June ans seen some whales and icebergs. Bring your jacket, no matter how warm it seems in the city, the wind up here is fierce.

Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Place of relaxation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Cape Spear does not only host a beautiful lighthouse but the area is also very relaxing. The rough Atlantic Ocean, the rugged cliffs, whales - just great. Excellent for an a relaxing stopover.

Visited July 2012
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