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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Bonavista

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Don't miss it! Interesting history of the lighthouse, the area, and the lighthouse keepers before modernization. 
  • We visited the lighthouse on the recommendation of Keith from Puffins Landing and were glad we did. The scenery is breathtaking in the walk up to the lighthouse and surrounding trails. As seems to be ...  read more »
  • Enjoyed the tour of the lighthouse. This lighthouse was the best there was in its day. Was able to see how the light keepers family lived in the period. 
  • 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.
  • Great attraction. Genuinely interesting and in a gorgeous spot.
  • Yet another beautiful lighthouse. Great please to visit.
  • Beautiful lighthouse. The whole Bonavista peninsula is out of this world.
  • One of Newfoundlands iconic lighthouses!
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