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Lighthouse at Cape Spear

Located 11 km. ( 9 mi. ) southeast of St. John's, Cape Spear National Historic Site is famous as the most easterly point in North America. From the heights of it sheer cliffs, visitors have a spectacular view of the open Atlantic, making it an excellent spot for watching whales, seabirds and icebergs.

Visit the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland, dating from 1836. The lighthouse has been restored to its original appearance and furnished to reflect a lightkeeper's residence of 1839.

This site also features the Cape Spear Visitor Centre, gift shop and picnic area. Inquire about the summer concert series, weekend theatrical events and other special events.

Hours Open: 10am-6pm

Seasons Open: May 15 - Oct 15 Daily

Accessibility Notes

The Visitor Centre, washrooms and Second World War gun battery and bunkers are wheelchair accessible.

Bilingual guide service is available during the summer months.

Picnic facilities are available on site in season.

For More Information, Contact:

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

P.O. Box 1268, St John's, NL A1C 5M9
709-772-5367 · fax 709-772-6302

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Latitude: 47.520425500
Longitude: -52.623780400
Elevation: 196 FT (60 M)
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