King’s Cove Lighthouse

King’s Cove Lighthouse, Bonavista: Address, King’s Cove Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

King’s Cove Lighthouse
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lighthouses
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King's Cove Lighthouse Trail is just 1 of 7 Trails Hike Discovery has within it's network. This trail has an inner trail of a 1.7 km loop and an outer trail of 3.5 km providing spectacular views of coastal scenery. Please visit our webpage to learn more about our other trails.
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838nikkis
St. John's, Canada30 contributions
Pleasant walking trail but getting grown-in on the loop
Jul. 2020
The walk as far as the lighthouse is easy and pleasant with a nice view. We continued on to Brook Point which is worth seeing as the sedimentary rock formations there are very cool!! After that though we continued on the rest of the loop and the remainder of the trail is getting grown in and doesn't appear to be as well-utilized (there is also not a lot to see beyond Brook Point). I would consider going back the way you came once you reach Brook Point, even though it may take a little longer. Overall this hike is nice to do if you have the time (and is relatively easy) but I prefer some of the other hikes on the Bonavista Peninsula to this one. Some more signage on the trail would also be helpful.
Written July 22, 2020
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Travel3Kids
46 contributions
Nice walk with good views
Aug. 2019
We took the hike to the lighthouse and enjoyed the views. It was an easy walk and the scenery changes along the way from the ocean to a forest to a meadow. Nice way to spend an hour or so.
Written August 27, 2019
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Gerry P
46 contributions
Do it - if you love pictures..do not miss this..
Aug. 2019
A lot of picture taking opportunities..Whales are prevalent - we saw 5 of them..just a beautiful area..
Written August 10, 2019
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hikersofalltrails
56 contributions
Beautiful trail with incredible lookout points
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Not a very challenging hike so it's great and the lookout points are very nice. We saw whales nearby. Worth the hike!
Written July 25, 2019
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mandyf743
17 contributions
Easy walk Beautiful scenery
Jul. 2018 • Friends
The walk was easy. The scenery was breathtaking...forest...the lighthouse....a meadow, cliffs and ocean...all in one walk.
Written October 3, 2018
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Zepp12345
Clarenville, Canada503 contributions
Incredible trail with outstanding geological site
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Simply WOW! Easy walk along the lighthouse trail in King’s Cove leads to the lighthouse. This was once a maned lighthouse but is now automated. Be sure to do the whole loop trail and take in Brook Point to see the most incredible example of sedimentary rock. Simply stunning coastal landscapes. Perfect place for a picnic. Whales and icebergs in season. Looped trail isn’t long but budget 2 hours just to enjoy it all.
Written July 22, 2018
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JRGBonavistaS
Bonavista, Canada162 contributions
Summer Fall or Spring
Oct. 2017 • Friends
This area is absolutely breathtaking with stunning views of the entire peninsula waiting for you to just sit and watch
Written March 12, 2018
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Barbara G
10 contributions
A great walk by the sea
Jul. 2017 • Family
This is a lovely trail and not difficult at all. Had a little problem figuring out the route but that did not spoil the experience at all. The lighthouse is perched right on top of the cliff and though you can't see inside, you get great views of the ocean.
Written July 19, 2017
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kimberley_downey
Barrie, Canada16 contributions
A beautiful hike
Jun. 2017 • Couples
There is a well maintained hiking trail, which was a total delight.
There is the option of an easy 1.7 km or a more challenging trail.the trail is maintained by volunteers. Donations are appreciated.
Written July 1, 2017
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mercec1
Stellarton, Canada8 contributions
King's Cove Lighthouse hike
Jul. 2016 • Couples
This is a great hike with a couple of options to extend your trip. Great views with the potential to see whales and icebergs. A side trip to the water will reveal great geological structures and perhaps a moose or two. Make the trip to Keels to since you are in the area. The general store or Clatton's Chip truck are two options for a snack while you take in the views, scenery and people. The Devils Footprint (ask anybody) is interesting and the wharf is great when there is fishing activity. We have a cottage here and love it. Best when the weather is very good or very bad. When it is very bad, you cannot help but be impressed at the power of mother nature.
Written June 27, 2017
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