6 Beautiful Newfoundland Lighthouses

For decades before GPS and computer technologies, sailors navigated the thousands of kilometers of Newfoundland coastline with the help of lighthouses.

Once manned by humans, most remaining lighthouses which are still in operation are all automated these days and don’t require personnel on-site around the clock.

There are dozens of beautiful lighthouses to be seen around Newfoundland. Here are just a handful of our favorites.

Fort Amherst

Built in 1813, the Fort Amherst lighthouse was the province’s first and remains standing today at the entrance to St. John’s Harbour.

 

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Cape Spear

Not far from Fort Amherst sits the Cape Spear lighthouse, designated a Canadian National Historic Site.

 

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Cape Race

In addition to the lighthouse, this site has a rich history with wireless communication. On-site is a replica of a 1904 Marconi wireless station, which received the RMS Titanic’s distress call.

 

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Cape Bonavista

One of the most visited Provincial Historic Sites in Newfoundland, you’ll find guided tours of the facility which has been restored to the 1870s era.

 

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Point Amour

Take a tour to learn about the history of the lighthouse and take in an amazing view from the top of the tower!

 

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Lobster Cove Head

This lighthouse in Gros Morne Park has been around since the late 1800’s. Take the tour to see some great exhibits and learn the stories of lighthousekeepers and their history.

 

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