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Address: Blackhead Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1J0, Canada
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Lots of steps but completely worth every single one! Breath taking views for as far as the eye can see

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of steps but completely worth every single one! Breath taking views for as far as the eye can see

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really enjoyed visiting site. It's a 15 minute drive from downtown St. John's but worth the trip. Both the lighthouse and the keeper's house are in excellent shape. Visiting the latter is a must to gain knowledge of the lifestyle of lighthouse keepers and their family. Beautiful views from up there. Many pictures as souvenirs.

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Vernon, Canada
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wow! Imagine 5 generations of lighthouse keepers staying in such a deserted place. Raising their children, awaiting for food and supplies to arrive twice a year by sea.... When we visited, it was a foggy morning and the loneliness of this place was evident. Then the sun broke through and the beauty of the rocks, meadows and ocean appeared before... More 

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Thank vbmccallum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

When you visit St John's NF Canada, if you go to Cape Spear you can brag that you have stood at the edge of the continent of North America and you are as close to london england then Chicago Illinois. And this place has a great amount of history as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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202 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Definitely a spectacular spot, with 180 ocean views. We were super lucky to see a couple of icebergs, some whales and an ocean schooner sailing past all in the first 30min!! Really couldn't ask for more... lol! In addition to some amazing views, the lighthouse is open for viewing with various park staff available to answer questions and talk about... More 

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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cape Spear is the most eastern part of North America. The Lighthouse has a gift house for tourist to buy wonderful mementoes of Cape Spear. The view is amazing and if You are lucky You can see whales and of course puffins. Make sure You go when You are near St. Johns.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the as close as you can get to Europe in North America. The view is spectacular. Remember when you are here you are the closest person in all of North America to the European continent. Look around the lighthouse and wander the trails.

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Thank Stuart R
Toronto
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views and breathtaking history. Have a walk around and take it all in. Nice little shop by the lighthouse and gallery.

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Thank Collmartin
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The views from here are stunning. The ocean seems massive and fierce, and so amazingly blue. You can even see the whales in the distance.

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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I have been here a few times but we are still in love with it. Historic for many reasons including a fortress for WW 2. The day that my wife and I were there we saw whales in the ocean. Great time.

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