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Fort Amherst Lighthouse

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Definitely worth a stop

On the south shore of St John’s harbour the only road follows along the harbour. Spectacular views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lesterbeach
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Small Lighthouse; Limited access

Small lighthouse with limited access. Chain link fence had a hole in it so we were actually able... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shari N
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Regina
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“harbour mouth” (3 reviews)
“great view” (9 reviews)
“light house” (6 reviews)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the south shore of St John’s harbour the only road follows along the harbour. Spectacular views across to St John’s and Signal Hill. It is about a ten minute walk from the small parking lot to the lighthouse but it is worth it to...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small lighthouse with limited access. Chain link fence had a hole in it so we were actually able to get closer than normally allowed. Not much to see but has a good view of St. John's. Lots of walking trails around this area.

Thank Shari N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very enjoyable here. Quiet walk, not a lot of people around (we went mid morning, weekday). Clean area except some graffiti. Great views, cute lighthouse. Good spot to watch boats coming in.

Thank kpodell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the whole place but due to the poor parking situation and my father's disability we were only able to see a portion of the site.

Thank Brewolig
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice short walk through little village of fort Amherst to lighthousecwith great views to thecentrance to St John's harbour.

Thank smoogles63
Reviewed 5 September 2017

From atop Signal Hill beside the Cabot Tower, I got a good view of this lighthouse complex and the layout of Fort Amherst's stony fortification, built in 1777, at the base of the rocky cliff. From my vantage point, I could also see the narrow...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stayed at the lighthouse homes for a week. The views were fantastic, the lodging was perfect. Picked blueberries for breakfast, bought cod from the incoming fishing boats, and enjoyed the passing boats and changing weather scenes from the ideal location.

Thank Helmut A
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Taking the short drive to Fort Amherst is worth the time. No parking so be prepared to walk some. The views from the fort are breathtaking, both of the Atlantic and St. John's.

Thank Kentuckytennis
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Gun emplacement can be viewed from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill area across the harbour mouth (at a distance.) The actual site and lighthouse can be seen, but there is limited or no access to the fort. I was told that there is funding coming...More

Thank DaveWhitby
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Fort Amherst is on the opposite side of the harbour entrance from Signal Hill, so to get there you have to walk/drive along the fairly industrial area opposite Water St. We chose to walk. It's probably not a walk that will appeal to everyone &...More

Thank DadandCab
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