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 hours of operation: 18 May – 8 Oct. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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.
Start your experience at Lobster Cove Head with an introduction from one of our knowledgeable guides. Discover the story of this historic lighthouse, the families who tended the light, and how people made a home on this headland.
The Lighthouse by Night - Special Evening Program: Lobster Cove Head (1.5h) Reservations required ($14.70) July 1 - Sept. 3 Monday's 7:00pm
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
Listen to the drum and feel your connection to Mother Earth in an outdoor evening of fire and story. Join a Parks Canada guide for a moment to step back and appreciate the beautiful natural spectacle around you.
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!
June 1 - Sept 3 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!