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Address: Blackhead Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-772-5367
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Most easterly point of Canada

This needs a car to access it from St Johns, but is not difficult to reach. It was a little foggy when we were there, but we still got some good views out to sea. The lighthouse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This needs a car to access it from St Johns, but is not difficult to reach. It was a little foggy when we were there, but we still got some good views out to sea. The lighthouse was built in 1835, and was used as such until 1955. It can now be visited for a small fee as a tourist... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Cape Spear is Canada's most easterly point. It is beautiful, and historically important. My biggest surprises were it's prime location for viewing icebergs (seen during an earlier vist in June 2014) and the very intricate US military bunker system to defend against Germans during WWII.

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toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Enjoyable drive to Cape Spear. We stopped along the way to take pictures. Be sure to walk to the lookout point at the bottom. Not as dramatic as Peggy's Cove

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had been here in 2005 and took my wife for a visit 11 years later. Great scenery and tour of the historic lighthouse. Just watching the waves crash into the shore is worth it. No shade, so plan accordingly. The East Coast Trail passes through as well. Stop in at Petty Harbour on the way out or back as... More 

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Swan River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lots to take in. Beautiful views of the area even the fog kept rolling in and out the whole time we were there (afternoon).

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Breath taking landscape! Great trails to walk on all around the lighthouse with views of ocean crashing on the rocks. Intresting ruins from the days of war, such as bunkers and guns can be seen close up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Cape Spear was our final stop on a trip from Victoria BC to St John's NL. We got there too late to visit the lighthouse, but it was still a lovely spot to just look out from. We saw dusk, with the sunsetting towards St John's. The fog came in just after we arrived, but that just added to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Everyone should go to see Cape Spear even if you're not interested in going in the lighthouse. It is a great view of the ocean and the coastline.

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Napanee, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The views from atop these hills are truly breathtaking. You get a great line of sight on Signal Hill, and Fort Amherst. Great place to watch for whales (without having to pay for a tour). $3.90 each for a full tour of this site is not bad. We were the only ones in the group, and had a private tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

You can see forever on a clear day Calm waters today and cloudy so it was a great temperature to walk and watch the waves crashing in

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