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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Bonavista

(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
A striking sight on the coast of Newfoundland, Cape Bonavista Lighthouse attracts visitors with its history as the fourth oldest lighthouse in the easterly province and for its vibrantly painted exterior. Operating from 1843 until 1962, the lighthouse now invites visitors to experience the life of a provincial lighthouse keeper. Steadily climb the tall stone tower and witness one of the few locations in the world where you can still see the seal oil fuelled light apparatus used throughout the nineteenth century, along with beautiful panoramic views off the coast. Downstairs, a series of displays and artefacts tell the tale of the local industry, as well as presenting the ecological history of Cape Boavista. Work out when and for how long to visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse and other Bonavista attractions using our handy Bonavista travel itinerary planner.
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  • one of my favour light house on Newfoundland. Puffin rocks just near by and a few steps further you can find great coastline ocean view. plan to stay 1 or 2 hours.  more »
  • We went to the puffin viewing site in Elliston and were a little disappointed that we only saw three puffins, but we were still happy enough. We came to the lighthouse to check it out and found 1000s ...  more »
  • Just so pretty and calm. You just walk and wander around looking out to sea. If it is the right time of year you can see icebergs floating by.  more »
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  • Beautiful nature! The sea was deep blue in color and we saw a number of icebergs. A worker came out from the light house chit chatting with us about the puffin and icebergs. We loved the place.
  • Beautiful, great views well maintained very friendly staff.
  • Great attraction. Genuinely interesting and in a gorgeous spot.
  • Beautiful lighthouse. The whole Bonavista peninsula is out of this world.
  • Yet another beautiful lighthouse. Great please to visit.