Lighthouse Picnics


Do I need a reservation?

We have a very small kitchen in the lighthouse dwelling that was built in 1870. And as we are committed to preparing everything on site, from baking the breads and desserts, to squeezing the lemons there are only so many people we can serve each day. Thankfully over our 13 years we have grown a loyal following, so reservations have become a must.

How do I get to Lighthouse Picnics and Ferryland Lighthouse?

  • Ferryland is approximately a one-hour drive from St. John’s, about 80 kilometres south on Route 10.
  • We’re based in the Ferryland Lighthouse about 2 kilometres (approximately a 30-minute walk) from the start of the Lighthouse Road.
  • To get to the Lighthouse Road: As you drive through Ferryland, watch for the road that veers off by the Colony of Avalon Interpretation Centre.  Turn here and follow the road towards the water, you will pass the Southern Shore Folk Arts Centre.  Continue straight – the road to the lighthouse is a gravel road to your right.  Look for our Lighthouse Picnics sign.

What should I wear on my feet for the walk?

This is a walking trail so you will be most comfortable in sneakers or casual shoes.

What do I need to bring?

You bring your love of food; we will provide everything else - the blanket, the books and a serene setting.  Be prepared to nap after lunch.

What if it is raining?

If the weather isn’t suitable for eating outside there are lots of cozy spaces inside the lighthouse dwelling to sit and picnic inside.  If you decide that you would not like to join us in the rain, we just ask that you call or email to cancel your reservation.

Can you accomodate specific dietary restrictions?

With advance notice at the time of your reservation, we ask that you let us know if you require a gluten-free or vegan option and we will do our best to ensure your needs are met. 

Can I bring my dog?

We are very pet-friendly and it is a lovely walk to enjoy with your dog.

How much time should I allow for my picnic?

Your picnic is best enjoyed as part of a relaxing afternoon.  Take time to enjoy the walk, enjoy your picnic, your time with friends & family and the most magical setting that is Ferryland Lighthouse.

What is the cost of a picnic?

Our picnic is approximately $26 per person and includes a salad, sandwich, dessert & lemonade – all lovingly made/kneaded/baked/squeezed at the lighthouse.

Are there children’s picnics?

There is a special menu for children - it includes sandwiches such as grilled cheese or ham and cheese, dessert & lemonade.  The cost is approximately $13per person.

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept Visa and Mastercard.  We are also happy to say technology has come to the lighthouse and we now accept debit cards.


Thank you for another wonderful season at the lighthouse. See you in May 2019!

Posted on October 24, 2018

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Lighthouse Picnics ~
Ferryland, Newfoundland
~ A0A 2H0 ~ Canada