Cape Spear - North America's Most Easterly Point
The Cape Spear National Historic Site is found eleven km outside St. John's. A point of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is the most easterly point in North America.
Cape Spear Light: Built in 1834, this is Newfoundland's oldest coastal light. The lighthouse now houses a visitors' centre and museum depicting the old way of life.
Coastal Batteries: Cape Spear was considered a critical defence point against German U-boats during World War II. Shoreline batteries could defend convoys as they formed outside the port of St. John's or as they left on the hazardous trip across the Atlantic.
Petty Harbour: This picturesque fishing village lies only minutes outside the city of St. John's. Site of the first hydro electric plant in Newfoundland, the scenery is unspoiled and rustic.