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Cape Spear Lighthouse, St. John's

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Newfoundland's oldest surviving lighthouse, Cape Spear Lighthouse guards the easternmost point of Canada and the North American continent. Built in 1836, the cube-shaped lighthouse stands 11 m (36 ft) tall, perched atop a rocky bluff jutting out into the North Atlantic. Explore the structure, painstakingly restored to its 19th-century appearance, and try to imagine the life of a lone lighthouse keeper. Enjoy the solitude and tranquility as ocean waves dramatically crash into the cliffs. In the colder months, you can spot icebergs floating by and whales feeding below. Work out when and for how long to visit Cape Spear Lighthouse and other St. John's attractions using our handy St. John's travel itinerary planner.
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  • We visited the lighthouse and surroundings on a very soggy, foggy wet day in September but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The foghorn was sounding ad the lighthouse alight as we walked around the site ...  read more »
  • Cape Spear is very easy to get to from st John's if you have access to a car. There are historical guides there to tell stories and history. There are lots of places to walk . There are beaten paths o...  read more »
  • A special feeling is the easternmost point in North America to be. A visit to a beautiful, sunny morning, very has paid off. It sit not far from St. John's
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  • Beautiful and scenic place, especially on a sunny day. Popular for being the easternmost point in Canada and North America. Easy and leisurely hike to the lighthouse. Better to visit in the afternoon as the sun nicely illuminates the lighthouse, the rugged landscape, and the clear blue water of the Atlantic.
  • This is a cool little stop to check out the coast, see one of the oldest lighthouses and say you have been to the east point in North America. Also neat to see the guns they used to defend against Nazi's in Works War II.
  • I loved my visit there and it's truly breathtaking, however it is a bit of a false claim as the most eastern point in North America. Technically Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska is the most eastern point in North Anerica.
  • Spectacular scenery, intriguing history, and a memorable experience overall. If you're on vacation here, this is a must see.
  • Amazing. If you're visiting the St John's area, then this is a must see attraction. You will get an appreciation for the ruggedness of Newfoundland's terrain, and the ferocity of the ocean. Even locals should get out here more often. Great experience.
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