Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
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tjk2010
St. John's, Canada8 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is one my favourite places in Newfoundland. The coastline is beautiful when calm, yet awesome when it's stormy and waves are crashing on the rocks.
The drive is scenic and lots to see along the way. The walking trails are very nice but the lighthouse and keepers dwelling is the most interesting. I just love that it's the most easterly place in North America.
Written November 12, 2022
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gardenergirl13
London, Canada11 contributions
Oct. 2022
Get up extra early and take in a sunrise here. It is the first place in North America to see the sun rise. Even in October we saw a whale in the water. It is truly magical to see the sun rise on this cliff. Please note that whether by the stairs on the left or the path on the right, give yourself at least 15 minutes to climb up there and catch your breath. Nearly missed the sunrise due to being tight for time. So worth it!!
Written October 30, 2022
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Canadian Travel Writers
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Nov. 2021
Cape Spear Lighthouse is located on Cape Spear, just outside of St John's. It's the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and the second oldest surviving lighthouse in all of North America.
The lighthouse offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and is open to the public for tours from June to September. When Canadian Travel Writers were there we were amazed by the scenery and how close it was to the city.
Written October 28, 2022
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,011 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Wonderful views and walks up to and around the lighthouse and down into the munition areas underground. Totally beautiful on a Sunday afternoon in October. Wrap up well!
Written October 3, 2022
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Ramblin_Ken
Ottawa, Canada31 contributions
Aug. 2022
Cape Spear is the closest point of North America to Europe, so should be visited just on that basis. But it also features beautiful coastal scenery and a spectacular lighthouse. When we visited we also learned of the military history of this location during World War II.
A very enjoyable location to visit in many respects!
Written September 20, 2022
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PeterBernie
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom233 contributions
Aug. 2022
Cape Spear was lovely place to visit with very interesting history behind it. In a beautiful setting too.
Written September 14, 2022
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Dave H
Bettendorf, IA65 contributions
Aug. 2022
The view of the ocean from Cape Spear is beautiful, but I'm not sure that it was worth the long ride on the Hop On/Hop Off bus (which I would recommend over a taxi).
Written September 12, 2022
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Rebecca T
33 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
About a 20 minute drive from St. John's, we took the advice of coming for a sunrise. A few other people there. 1000% worth it, so gorgeous! Clean and beautiful space.
Written September 11, 2022
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A S
6 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We loved our visit here. Incredible views and a nice gift store. Lots of historic facts to learn about the location. Was glad the rain stayed off!
Written September 9, 2022
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Jason
London, UK11 contributions
Sep. 2022
Very high winds and humidity - bring a jacket!
A WWII historic site, panoramic view of the atlantic ocean.
Very IG worthy, highly recommended!
Written September 6, 2022
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