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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Blackhead Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1J0, Canada
+1 709-772-5367
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Beautiful bay, a lighthouse, and a history lesson

We arrived at Cape Spere Lighthouse just in time to take a free guided tour with one of the park's... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Pat L
,
Gander, Canada
via mobile
Beautiful

This is a must visit, the views are amazing!! We saw whales in the distance and it was spectacular... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
starc
,
Thunder Bay, Canada
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“eastern point” (105 reviews)
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Blackhead Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1J0, Canada
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+1 709-772-5367
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Cape Spere Lighthouse just in time to take a free guided tour with one of the park's staff. We learned how each lighthouse had their own unique set of signal light sequences so sailors could identify which beacon they were seeing. We...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit, the views are amazing!! We saw whales in the distance and it was spectacular. You can walk the steps to the top of the hill and visit a lighthouse and gift shop.

Thank starc
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We walked to the site from a pull off close by. Nice views. There was whales to see and an iceberg in the distance.

Thank Aaron L
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We parked lower down by the trailhead for our hike (would suggest this if you are hiking). We walked the pathway up to the lighthouse. Amazing views from light house. Incredible place. Saw site and easterly tip first, grabbed washroom break, and began hike to...More

Thank Natalie H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Walking trails and views as well as the history of maritime navigation. Parks Canada runs but no wheelchair access.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Pretty location with history to boot. Connects to great walking trails and we watched whales and bald eagles off the cliff.

Thank diverguy106
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fantastic views from here across the sea towards Signal Hill and of course it's the most Easterly point in North America. Currently there is some improvement work being carried out to make a new viewing platform so the path is diverted, but there is plenty...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Cape Spear is currently under construction but that did not deter us from reaching the most easterly point in North America. It was fun and safe (if you follow the signs). And the lighthouses are beautiful. It's a shame that one of the lighthouses was...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The is the most breathtaking place I know. Whales, light houses (2) and icebergs. The sunrises / moon rises are specular as the as they rise from the vastness of the ocean and sky horizon. It is also the first place the sunrises in North...More

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

It's worth the short drive from St John's to this amazing attraction. The views and history are spectacular, you can whale watch right off the boardwalk, and the art exposition of lighthouses is amazing! The staff were super nice and best of all, because of...More

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bhuggs1
7 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia G | Reviewed this property |
It’s worth a stop even for 30 minutes. We were there on a windy day in October. All the buildings were closed for the season, but it was well worth the visit to walk around and watch the waves. There was a lower parking lot... More
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MBTaylor08
22 July 2017|
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Response from MusicMandy | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy drive, no major roadworks.
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Nancy M
9 May 2017|
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Response from oatografia | Reviewed this property |
That I did not see. But before you head there you can eat at a few places a few miles away.
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