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A beautiful and rugged coastline..this is well worth a visit to appreciate the view and the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
chrismlaine
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Brisbane, Australia
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Worth the stop for the views...

Yes, I wrote a review back in 2016 that said keep on going...that is because the lighthouse itself... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Karen C
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Nova Scotia
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The lighthouse at Cape St. Mary has served as a navigational beacon for generations of local fishers and residents. In 2017, the Municipality of Clare took possession of the Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse and property, following a divestiture process...more
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and rugged coastline..this is well worth a visit to appreciate the view and the memorial to lost fishermen

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrismlaine
Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the spectacular coastal scenery and the new memorial to those lost to the sea in the Municipality of Clare. Coming this fall at the park: an outdoor washroom shelter.

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a well maintained site with a very moving tribute to those lost st sea. There is also a great walking trail following the cliffs. The scenery is amazing and even though it was foggy there is still plenty to see.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the lost to the sea memorial, the spectacular coastal views and walking around the cliffs. Experiencing the site in the fog is a treat since you'll get to hear the foghorn :) Avid hikers may wish...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Many people miss the wandering along the cliffs past the lighthouse. Truly stunning geological and marine scenergy

Date of experience: August 2018
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the site and scenery. Bilingual interpretive panels offer visitors information about the history of the lighthouse, local marine ecology, and even the fog.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Yes, I wrote a review back in 2016 that said keep on going...that is because the lighthouse itself is not opened to the public and there is only a board with some information on it that takes minutes to read. But the views.....we returned this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to re-review the site since it transformed into a new park. Since your review we've added many other amenities: a lost to the sea memorial featuring an amazing granite sculpture, a flagpole, several interpretive panels, a free viewing scope,...More

Reviewed February 27, 2018

The Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse itself leaves something to be desired - it's rusty and its industrial look contrasts sharply with the surrounding nature - but it is a beautiful vantage point from which to look out at the Bay of Fundy. This is a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I had the chance to visit Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse in October on my road trip through Nova Scotia. It was a beautiful clear day and the views were outstanding. Some construction was taking place to make the area safer and better, but it did...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We were at Mavillette beach and thought we would go and see the lighthouse. It's just a small lighthouse on top of a cliff. The view from there is spectacular.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased you enjoyed the spectacular views from the cliff tops. This summer the municipality recently took over the site and is in the process of developing a park to enhance the visitor experience. A...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017

The trail is 200 metres long and give you superb views of the surrounding rocks. It is absolutely breath taking.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Not the best looking light... it could use some paint and some maintenance, but it is historic and has a rocky trail nearby overlooking the sea. Plus it is near the swimming beach. Plus there is a nearby geocache for those who geocache!!More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the view and the geocaching. The local municipality has recently taken over the lighthouse and property to develop a park. Exterior renovations to the lighthouse will include repainting the tower and replacing the vinyl with cedar...More

Reviewed July 18, 2017

Another Nova Scotia lighthouse - not super interesting but it is the gateway to a very rough trail for serious hikers and like all of them it has wonderful sights and sounds of the ocean. It's also got it's foghorn going most of the time...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Larry P, Manager at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thank you for your review. To follow up on your hiking trail observations, there is an organized hike coordinated by Festival acadien de Clare each summer - in 2017 it will be held on Saturday, August 5 for those interested. We encourage you to revisit...More

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