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Spencer's Island Lighthouse

Spencers Island Road, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia B0M 1A0, Canada
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Interesting

Nice scenic area around the lighthouse and interesting to see the history of this area where the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Eliza060
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Ontario, Canada
Tiny lighthouse worth a quick peak

This small lighthouse has been maintained as a museum. There's no charge for entry, and you can... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
AK8397
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Ontario, Canada
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Spencers Island Road, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia B0M 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice scenic area around the lighthouse and interesting to see the history of this area where the Mary Celeste (the ghost ship) was built. Many good historical photos etc. Inside the Lighthouse. No charge but a small donation helps them to maintain these for people...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This small lighthouse has been maintained as a museum. There's no charge for entry, and you can take a look at a number of historical displays and photos. You can also climb the ladder for a look out the top. Nice scenery to enjoy. Ten...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Spent about 15 minutes here in the lighthouse and on the beach. Not particularly worth the pull-off unless you need a snack at the restaurant. Better views at Parrsboro and more to do.

Thank Traveler918
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I love finding and photographing all the lighthouses. There were children playing on the beach and a nice campground located here. The lighthouse was open to go inside not sure about going up. The restaurant located here was a bit pricy for us but we...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Just love this place. We are staying at the campground next door. We shared a seafood platter which was plenty for 2 people. Scallops were cooked to perfection. Very impressive plate. Loaded with lots of clams haddock shrimp and Scallops. Nice assortment of roasted vegetables....More

Thank Aurele D
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

This lighthouse was so full of local history. It was such a wonderful learning experience. Thank you to the host of the lighthouse sharing a little bit of history of Spencer's Island with me and my family.

Thank KimberlyHauganamazon
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Houses small museum that takes about 15 minutes to exhaust. Hard to believe they used to build ships outdoors, on the beach. The view of the Bay and the Island are most enjoyable. Small camping area adjacent. Pretty basic but with a view!

Thank technocleric
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Displays of photos and relics are inside, which help understand the context of the lighthouse and people/ships of the area. And a bonus... climb the sturdy stairs for a great view from above... and note the bulb they have in the "light" fixture!

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The lighthouse is easily accessible and is well worth the stop. The beach is just beyond, and offers an opportunity for a stroll.

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Very accessible for camping, boating, picnic and interesting to go inside and see the exhibit and climb the ladders. Bring a picnic or camp for the night.

Thank Tonya P
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