FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a reservation?
We no longer require reservations, however all picnics must be ordered by 3pm the day before you arrive. To see our menu and order food, please click here.
How do I get to Ferryland Lighthouse?
Ferryland is approximately a one-hour drive from St. John’s, about 80 kilometres south on Route 10. Ferryland Lighthouse is about 2 kilometres (approximately a 30-40 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 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.
Do you provide transportation to the Lighthouse?
Lighthouse Picnics does not provide transportation to the Lighthouse. However, there is an independent operator who does provide this service. Russell Keough’s By-Side Rides offers return transportation to the Lighthouse during our days of operations from 12pm – 3pm. Guests do not have to make a reservation, as Russell operates this as a hop on hop off service ($5 or $10 each way – depending on pick-up location). You can contact Russell by calling (709) 682-6710.
Do you provide picnic blankets?
We will have picnic blankets available for you to borrow during your stay. Be prepared to nap after lunch.
What happens in the event of bad weather?
Our picnic deliveries are weather dependent – rain and wind being the two main culprits that can prohibit deliveries to the lighthouse. In the event we cannot deliver to the Lighthouse, we will reach out to arrange an alternate pick up location, move your picnic or issue a refund.
Do you have any indoor dining?
With the renovations occurring at the Lighthouse there are no dining options available indoors. There are a few picnic tables and benches available outside, but we cannot guarantee they will be available during your visit.
Can you accommodate specific dietary restrictions?
We do have gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options available. If there are any other specific dietary restrictions please make a note when placing your order online.
Can I bring my dog?
The Downs and Ferryland Head have been a popular place for people to walk their dogs for years and it is a lovely walk to enjoy with your dog. We do ask you keep your dog on a leash for the walk and while enjoying your picnic.
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.