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Amazing day spent here

The Lighthouse history is true bravery for the keeper and his family.... this lighthouse replaced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scenic and an Easy Drive.

This one closes late afternoon or by 5:00pm, however we still enjoyed the grounds and taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
+1 800-563-6353
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lighthouse history is true bravery for the keeper and his family.... this lighthouse replaced one that was further out on the little island next to the mainland....the family got to it crossing a wooden bridge not much wider than a plank.The Lighthouse is well...More

Thank mandyf743
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one closes late afternoon or by 5:00pm, however we still enjoyed the grounds and taking pictures of the buildings and distant icebergs. Not all of them are as brightly painted as this one. Not a long drive from town...maybe 10 min on a good...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went one night at dusk and we are glad we did because when we went back the next day we arrived at he same time as a Parsons bus load of seniors. The lighthouse is gorgeous! The scenery is beautiful and there is lots...More

Thank judithyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot to hike and exceptional vistas. A sculpture of John Cabot is impressive. Lighthouse is beautiful. Stop by the Dungeon on the way out.

Thank Mary Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is on hand to explain the workings of the lighthouse and to describe the life of the light keepers and their families. A very interesting tour that is worth the time. There are also numerous walking paths to explore and wonderful views to be...More

Thank _davidatkinson1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on sight at the end of the day and walked around the lighthouse outside the fence. I thought I had to be lucky to spot a whale. Well not this time! Multiple sights close as well as nearby. Because of the explanation signs at...More

Thank PietVG v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1843 and used continuously until 1962, we climbed to the top of the stone tower to see the same seal oil - fueled light that was used in the 19th century. We also spent some time walking along the rocky headland to the...More

Thank CatharineB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, beautiful scenery. You can take a tour of the lighthouse for small fee. Fairly windy on the rocks.

Thank Denitra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the insights from the lighthouse team:), the museum and the views and history. Great area to hike in.

Thank mikepascoe2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super scenery and lots of history. Very informative interpretation centre. Adjacent gift shop with local flair.

Thank John N
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Corbett P
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Juanita_la_loca | Reviewed this property |
No. It is not a restaurant/dinner theatre. It is an old lighthouse, restored to a historic period. It is a very interesting, but quick, tour through the property.
September 21, 2017|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
The Parks employees are in the keeper's house and answer questions visitors have after looking into the various rooms. We did not have a guided tour, but looked at the various rooms at our own pace. We found the keeper's... More
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the leaky in answering but we have been travelling back to the UK from NL. the lighthouse is open daily 9.30 - 5.0. There is a dinner there this evening and the contact is Marlene Russell on 709 468 7444