Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, Arizona1,413 contributions
    Fun to poke around
    My rating is five stars probably because we were able to see two whales very close off shore. Even if you don’t see whales, this is a fun area to explore for a couple of hours. There are trails, WWII batteries, two light houses (one of which you can go into for a fee), and the eastern most point in North America. We took lunch and had a picnic. Definitely worth a stop.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Caribby96
    Burnaby, Canada234 contributions
    Must do in St. John's!
    I have wanted to go to Cape Spear for a long time, and I am so glad that I finally had the chance to! I heard from many that you do not need to spend much time here, but I was able to spend hours here. It really depends on how foggy it is, I was lucky to go on an afternoon that was not foggy. You have the chance to tour the old lighthouse and there are many informational displays to look at. There are also many walking trails - I saw many whales during my stay! During the summer I was able to get there through the hop on/hop off bus. If you don't have a car, you can also take a taxi, but it was pricey. A must do while in St. John's!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Fred Quinton
    7 contributions
    Next stop... Europe
    Historic lighthouse that saved many lives before modern NAV aids. Now a great destination for anyone with good knees and mobility. Great view of Europe if you squint. Most easterly point in NA.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Heather K
    Porters Lake, Canada34 contributions
    Cape Spear
    Beautiful day to visit Cape Spear lighthouse & take in the wonderful scenery. The trip was definitely worth it as this is the most easterly part of Canada, so who wouldn't want to visit. Wonderful trails and lots of signage explaining the history of the area. We also had a bonus of seeing an iceberg not far off the coast.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Olga K
    10 contributions
    Eastmost point in North America - with gorgeous views!
    I visited Cape Spear on a foggy day. One would say it is not a perfect weather to visit, but I beg to differ. The place is absolutely magical. I think I can spend all day just watching the waves crash the shores and listening to the sounds of the ocean. The trails are very well maintained and are easily accessible (although there are some short stairs). Definitely a must-see.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • BellBoy53
    Brisbane, Australia610 contributions
    Natural
    I visited Cape Spear on a rainy day and, despite the weather, managed a good time walking about the trails, admiring the ocean views, and spotting a few whales passing by. A great place to sit, watch and listen to the sounds of nature. There are some resources (gift shop, café, toilet) but it's worth a visit as this is the most eastern point in North America.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Ronald L
    Denver, Colorado2,951 contributions
    Well Worth a Visit
    We got a cab to Cape Spear. Driver was from Libya and is a graduate student here in food packaging. He agreed to take us out and back for a set price. We went out to Cape Spear and walked to the two light houses, the oldest from 1836. There was not road out here until 1941 when this point was an important defensive position for WWII. Lots of historical information at the site and well worth your visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Karen H
    8 contributions
    Must See
    Was on a private tour. Exceptionally scenic spot. Iconic lighthouse, waves crashing on the rocks, strong winds blowing. The history of the tunnels was fascinating. If you are hiking the East coast trail and if you time it right, the cafe is a delicious and welcome stop.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • David B
    4 contributions
    Fantastic
    This is a must see for a few Good reasons. First, the historic happenings here are astounding. I never heard anything regarding the goings on here during WW 2. 2 Second, the ocean waves crashing along the rugged coast line is fantastic. You haven’t seen waves till you’ve seen them here. The only drawback was the parks Canada bathrooms and cafe were closed. Unbelievable!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 8, 2023
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David B
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a must see for a few
Good reasons.
First, the historic happenings here are astounding. I never heard anything regarding the goings on here during WW 2.
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Second, the ocean waves crashing along the rugged coast line is fantastic. You haven’t seen waves till you’ve seen them here.
The only drawback was the parks Canada bathrooms and cafe were closed. Unbelievable!
Written October 8, 2023
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Karen H
8 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Was on a private tour. Exceptionally scenic spot. Iconic lighthouse, waves crashing on the rocks, strong winds blowing. The history of the tunnels was fascinating. If you are hiking the East coast trail and if you time it right, the cafe is a delicious and welcome stop.
Written October 3, 2023
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,951 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We got a cab to Cape Spear. Driver was from Libya and is a graduate student here in food packaging. He agreed to take us out and back for a set price. We went out to Cape Spear and walked to the two light houses, the oldest from 1836. There was not road out here until 1941 when this point was an important defensive position for WWII. Lots of historical information at the site and well worth your visit.

Written September 18, 2023
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pete m
Moncton, Canada303 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Joked with family in England that we would wave at them when we visited, being the most easterly point in North America. The history of this iconic spot should be made more known for their efforts during WW2. Another Newfoundland spot with absolutely gorgeous views, You can see Signal Hill and the mouth of St. John's Harbour form here.
Written September 7, 2023
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Victoria D
2 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
Beautiful spot, amazing view. And great Newfoundland history. Highly recommend visiting cape spear.
Written August 30, 2023
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BellBoy53
Brisbane, Australia610 contributions
Jul 2023
I visited Cape Spear on a rainy day and, despite the weather, managed a good time walking about the trails, admiring the ocean views, and spotting a few whales passing by. A great place to sit, watch and listen to the sounds of nature. There are some resources (gift shop, café, toilet) but it's worth a visit as this is the most eastern point in North America.
Written August 24, 2023
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Olga K
10 contributions
Aug 2023
I visited Cape Spear on a foggy day. One would say it is not a perfect weather to visit, but I beg to differ. The place is absolutely magical. I think I can spend all day just watching the waves crash the shores and listening to the sounds of the ocean. The trails are very well maintained and are easily accessible (although there are some short stairs). Definitely a must-see.
Written August 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Heather K
Porters Lake, Canada34 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful day to visit Cape Spear lighthouse & take in the wonderful scenery. The trip was definitely worth it as this is the most easterly part of Canada, so who wouldn't want to visit. Wonderful trails and lots of signage explaining the history of the area. We also had a bonus of seeing an iceberg not far off the coast.
Written August 6, 2023
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Fred Quinton
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Historic lighthouse that saved many lives before modern NAV aids. Now a great destination for anyone with good knees and mobility. Great view of Europe if you squint. Most easterly point in NA.
Written August 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

illumin8me
St. John's, Canada81 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We love coming here for walks or hikes. In the summer months you can see lots of whales playing in the ocean. The fresh air is good for the soul. Lots of beautiful wildflowers. Picture perfect location.
Written August 5, 2023
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CAPE SPEAR LIGHTHOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)