Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
Lobster Cove Head - A Lighthouse and so much more! With a vibrant history, Lobster Cove Head features trails that lead you to coastal environments and tuckamore forests. It is among the top places in the park to fly a kite, spot whales and take in the brilliant colours of the sunset.
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Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse: May 15 – October 12 10:00am –5:30pm
Step inside our century old lighthouse that once served as a beacon to safely guide fishermen and sailing vessels into Bonne Bay. Today, it is the gateway for discovering the rich cultural heritage of Gros Morne National Park. Our newly renovated exhibit highlights the people and heritage of the area, showcasing historical photos, audio recordings of folk songs and lightkeepers logbooks. Take a seat at the kitchen table and chat with our friendly guides about everything from the lightkeepers families to what life is like along this coast.
The Lighthouse by Night - Special Evening Program (1.5h): Lobster Cove Head. Reservations required ($14.70). July 1 – September 7. Weekly- Date/time to be Determined
Step into the parlour of our century old lighthouse for an intimate evening exploring the area's rich musical heritage. Local residents share our songs and stories which influenced the vibrant folk music traditions of our province. Sit and relax in the very rooms the lightkeeper did as he kept a constant vigil over the waters of Bonne Bay. Information and reservation (709) 453-2127
Around the Fire - Evening Outdoor Program (1h): July 1 – September 7. Lobster Cove Head. Saturdays 7:00 pm; Trout River Pond Campground Thursdays 7:00pm.
Gather around the crackling fire, as we share stories of our people and these beautiful natural places we call home.
Guided Walk (1h): July 1 – September 7, Lobster Cove Head. Tuesdays 2:00pm; Discovery Center Thursdays 2:00pm
Join a Parks Canada guide for a gentle walk to explore what grows in our forests and it can be used as nutrition and used to treat various ailments. Walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before to learn the traditional uses of plants and berries.
Walking Trails - Wander the headland and explore the winding trails through tuckamore forests. These short trails lead you to hidden outcrops with breath-taking vistas of wide open ocean and rocky beaches. Be sure to have a look at the effect that wind and water has on the trees along the top of the shoreline. At low tide, head to the beach and walk around the headland via several beach access points.
Play - Make your own adventure at Lobster Cove Head: pick up a kite to fly in the fields or to borrow a traditional toy boat to take to the tide pools to make your own adventure at Lobster Cove Head. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the views as you sit back and relax.
Sunsets - Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse is known as THE perfect spot to enjoy sunsets and an ideal place for photographers who are looking to capture the moment. Even on a stormy day, it’s an epic place to watch crashing waves. Who knows, you may just see a whale while you’re at it!
Tidepool Walk – Outdoor program (1h): Lobster Cove Head. Late June - August at low tides, times vary contact 453-2127
Walk down to Lobster Cove Head’s rocky shore and discover the creatures that live in the amazing world of tidepools. Bring the whole family to help search the creatures out and fill a bucket. Hone your identification skills with the aid of a Parks Canada guide. If you’ve got them, bring rubber boots since you’ll be at the water’s edge!