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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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Another great panorama

Short drive from St John's. Busy parking lot, at times impossible to access; just hope no tour... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
im44
,
Jamaica
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The end of the world !

It was very impressive to see this cape. The lighhouse is superb. We have also an idea of the life... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
MoiLouise
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Wentworth Nord, Canada
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Blackhead Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Short drive from St John's. Busy parking lot, at times impossible to access; just hope no tour buses. Walk up or down... down to the most easterly point of N America (& see whales if lucky) or up to see the old and newer lighthouses....More

Thank im44
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It was very impressive to see this cape. The lighhouse is superb. We have also an idea of the life of the people who lived ther many yeard ago.

Thank MoiLouise
Reviewed 20 July 2017

In any direction, it’s like a view of heaven (or maybe it is heaven). While the lighthouse and grounds are interesting, the main reason to come here is that the trails around the site are breathtakingly beautiful, and this site is also the northern terminus...More

1  Thank JMinNC
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Amazing views and great tour of the lighthouse. However there are lots of stairs and some rough terrain for elderly or disabled people.

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgable and friendly staff provide context and information on the history of the lighthouse and lighthouses in general. We were treated with a Minke whale swimming around just below the lighthouse. Well worth the drive.

Thank Keith592016
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A nice drive from St John's or Bay Bulls. Lots of walking trails. The site is beautiful. The only Humpback whales we saw on the trip were seen from here.

Thank Rob1eddy
Reviewed 18 July 2017

There are actually two lighthouses on this site, which is an easy drive from St John's, the original from the 1700's and a new, functioning lighthouse. There are also WWII battlements here including a pair of naval guns in bunkers (note in July 2017 they...More

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The twenty five minute drive and early hour are well worth the sunrise seen from this beautiful location.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We walked to Cape Spear along the east coast trail - it was at times a challenging walk, but with great scenery and fantastic cliff top views, it was really enjoyable

1  Thank Pixiefairweather
Reviewed 17 July 2017

On Wednesday evening through the summer, the Canada Parks staff build a campfire, bring out the guitars and sing camp songs, and apparently after I left, there was hot chocolate served as well. As it was evening when I was there, the interpretive centre was...More

Thank MusicMandy
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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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Melsteve2
8 May 2017|
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Response from janetmM7774ZD | Reviewed this property |
Not as of Friday. They were closed.
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