Along the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland, lighthouses have been an integral part of our lives for centuries.

Take time to visit the area’s lighthouses at Cape Anguille, Cape Ray, and Rose Blanche. These days, they are more than beacons. You can shop for crafts, picnic at their bases, or even spend the night drifting to sleep with the sounds of the waves. With stories of hardship, dramatic rescue, and ground-shaking storms, these places are sure to appeal to travelers of all ages.



The powerful granite lighthouse at Rose Blanche has withstood the force of countless ferocious North Atlantic storms over the past 150 years, and its design is like no other in this part of the country.


While not far away, since 1871 the Cape Ray lighthouse has been standing guard in the Wreckhouse area, where winds would blow trains off the tracks.


In the Codroy Valley, farms and fishing have coexisted for centuries. This fertile valley has a feel unique in Newfoundland. Wend your way along the coast to the westernmost point of Newfoundland, and Cape Anguille lighthouse. The lightkeeper’s home is now an inn where you can relax and watch the sun set behind the light.

Take a look at what Port Aux Basques has to offer!