Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Bonavista

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A striking sight on the coast of Newfoundland, Cape Bonavista Lighthouse attracts visitors with its history as the fourth oldest lighthouse in the easterly province and for its vibrantly painted exterior. Operating from 1843 until 1962, the lighthouse now invites visitors to experience the life of a provincial lighthouse keeper. Steadily climb the tall stone tower and witness one of the few locations in the world where you can still see the seal oil fuelled light apparatus used throughout the nineteenth century, along with beautiful panoramic views off the coast. Downstairs, a series of displays and artefacts tell the tale of the local industry, as well as presenting the ecological history of Cape Boavista. Using our online itinerary creator, Bonavista attractions like Cape Bonavista Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It’s worth the trip driving up to the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula to visit the Lighthouse, and enjoy the scenery in the area. The ocean view was spectacular. It’s a fantastic location for whale wat...  more »
  • We were there the last day of the season, a lucky break. The docents were very knowledgeable and helpful. The scenery is truly awesome.  more »
  • Be prepared for wind. The admit fee also lets you in to Mockbeggar, which is also something you should see. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. Do climb the stairs to see the lig...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you want to tour a real lighthouse restored to around 1870. The lights are no longer operational but the mechanical pulley crank system still works and is demonstrated by a knowledgable guide. Really enjoyable tour for a very reasonable price
  • This was a great lighthouse to visit, with views of the ocean and icebergs. There's also a fence around part of it because of the steep cliffs, which was great because I was less concerned with taking my curious 3 year old here. Tour of the lighthouse was also great!
  • It's a nice place to visit because it has interesting view of the past to the present . Lots of stuff I didn't know and very educational place ..
  • Beautiful spot....wonderful history lesson...thank you to Marlene in the lighthouse for history shared....your enthusiasm and knowledge is awesome!! Pic nice on the bench looking out over the ocean!!
  • Great visit with talented guide. The entrence also give you a tour at mockbeagger.

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