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“What a view!”

Cape Spear Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 93 things to do in St. John's
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a view!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is a beautiful point a view. You can pay to visit the old lighthouse, it's 3,90$ to enter, but honestly, it is really fast. What is the most beautiful is the view you have. It is the Eastern point of Canada and the Atlantic ocean is right in front of you ... Impressive! A must go.

Visited August 2014
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Antigonish, Canada
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“As east as it gets!!”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We toured the lighthouse and walked some of the trails surrounding the sight. Beautiful scenery and lots of history from the knowledgeable park guides. A must see if you are in St. John's and have 1 - 2 hrs to spare.

Visited August 2014
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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bucket List Item!”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Worth a visit even if only to check the "easternmost point in North America" off your bucket list of geographical extremes, but come prepared to spend some time investigating the place, because there's a lot of see. Wear comfortable, enclosed shoes for walking on the gravel trails and clambering over rocks. Be prepared for changing weather. You can pay at the kiosk in the parking lot for access to the lighthouse at the top of the hill, or if you arrive late in the day, you can just wander about on your own.

The sea is very rough and unpredictable here. This is not a place where you can dip a toe in the Atlantic Ocean to say you've done that.

Visited August 2014
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Wilmington, DE
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“Eastern Most Point - Come on, You Gotta Go”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Simply from the point-of-view that it's the eastern most point in North America, you have to go here just to say you did.
The weather when we were in the St. John's was overcast/foggy/rainy (depending on the hour), but the Cape seemed to have it's own weather, so check it out even if it seems bad elsewhere.
As could be expected and has been noted in the other reviews, the views are really beautiful. Very rugged coast, some history with the lighthouse and remnants of WWII installations.
It's free unless you want to pay for the lighthouse tour (which we did not).
There are some significant hills, so be prepared for a bit of exercise.

Visited August 2014
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Breathtaking Scenery, history, geology, geography”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

About the same as what I wrote for Signal Hill…wear comfortable enclosed shoes because of the gravel (or rocky) trails; be prepare for rapid changing weather; bring your own food and drinks (not much available on site); taxi from downtown St John’s approx.. 35$. REMEMBER to bring BINOCULARS to enjoy even more the splendid view!

Visited August 2014
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