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Cape Race Lighthouse - Southeastern point of Avalon Peninsula

Awe inspiring view, and noteworthy for it's significance in receiving the distress call from the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
emjm85
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Great as far as lighthouses go

We arrived in the thickest fog. The foghorn was sounding. We chose to pass on paying the entrance... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
MC0959
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Toronto, Canada
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20-kms from Route 10 via gravel road, Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Awe inspiring view, and noteworthy for it's significance in receiving the distress call from the Titanic, but a long way to go to see a Lighthouse (in near hurricane force winds that were far colder than this Floridian is used to). The signal center was...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

a nice historical place to visit, a bit of display for your to learn. a lot of foggy days. not far from mistaken point, so you can plan around to visit together.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The historical significance of this lighthouse is huge. I recall the Heritage Canada commercials reenacting the Marconi station and the importance of the lighthouse at Cape Race. Newfoundland is certainly a place of fishermen, lighthouses and the ocean. It’s particularly charming and this place is...More

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We arrived in the thickest fog. The foghorn was sounding. We chose to pass on paying the entrance fee. So we were not able to read the display boards. Another lighthouse to add to the list. The drive out was on a horribly rutted road.

1  Thank MC0959
Reviewed 2 August 2017

After an informative morning exploring Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve our guide recommended a 21K drive down a rugged road to Cape Race Lighthouse and The Myrick Wireless Interpretation Centre it was well worth the trek. Fog and wind made for a dramatic view of this...More

2  Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It's a long drive out to Cape Race light along a pot-holed gravel road. When you get there, you will see one of the most prominent aids to navigation in North America! There was nothing open when I got there, but seeing this famous light...More

1  Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The extremely long road to the lighthouse can be nerve-racking.. Especially with the lack of gas stations in the surrounding areas! However, at the end of the road you come to a an important piece of history and the edge of Canada, which makes for...More

1  Thank Kendrah E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are up for a somewhat long drive of 20km or so, on a somewhat bumpy gravel road, the lighthouse is scenic and the visitor center has a very nice display on the Titanic and who was on it and who survived with some...More

1  Thank Rich J
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The 21 km drive on gravel roads was long but when the fog lifted periodically we could see spectacular colorful barrens and rugged coastline with crashing waves. The lighthouse is tall and has one of the most powerful lights in the world. At one point...More

1  Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Went out as part of a trip on the Irish Loop for the first time. Went in the off-season so nothing was open, but we knew that before going. The drive in seems to take forever - 12 miles according to the locals. But the...More

2  Thank Dean M
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