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Fort Amherst Lighthouse

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Could be so much more

the area has become the target of taggers and that is such a disappointment. The lighthouse is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kamloops, Canada
Great view of Signal Hill and St John's Harbour

This pretty little lighthouse is about a 5-10min uphill walk from where you can park your car. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meagan M
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  • Average15%
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  • Terrible1%
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the area has become the target of taggers and that is such a disappointment. The lighthouse is a working unit and not able to be entered, however the site is in a beautiful location, the sea is great to watch and the environment is stunning....More

Thank yaletowners
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pretty little lighthouse is about a 5-10min uphill walk from where you can park your car. It's very scenic and gives a different perspective of Signal Hill and the St Johns Harbour. We stopped by after a day of sightseeing and it was nice...More

Thank Meagan M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walk up the hill....observe...breathe deeply, and be thankful that you can enjoy this historic location on the island.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely to see the lighthouse and the views of the harbour mouth are lovely but the road is full of potholes I did go over my ankle quiet badly and sprained my ankle but the railing is very bad and if it hadn't been for...More

Thank Karenann T
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Drive up a narrow road and park your car where it tells you the last parking opportunity is. Then go for a 5-10 minute walk further up the road. Not really a whole lot to see, so don't plan for this to take up too...More

Thank christrox
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice small light house. It require some walk going to the light house, but if like to do the east coast trail it's the entrance to the trail is haft way to the light house...

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

On the South Side of St. John's is the Fort Amherst Lighthouse. There is an area to park and from the lot you have a 10 or 15 minute walk to the lighthouse. On a sunny day you experience a perspective of the St. John's...More

Thank Carl154964
Reviewed 12 August 2016

​Nice view of the mouth of the harbor, downtown St. John's, and the small villages clinging to the rugged and rocky hills northeast of the city. Visited on a sunny summer day in the late afternoon.

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a great compliment to Signal Hill and easy to get to. The views are spectacular and the lighthouse is a real one so it is nice to experience its authenticity. Dead Man's Trail head is there and the hike up is so worth...More

2  Thank wanderwoman50
Reviewed 6 August 2016

If this lighthouse would be anywhere else it would be the star of the show, but in Newfoundland,it serves as a nice introduction to the East Coast Trail. Only a five minute drive from downtown St. John's with a short uphill hike from the parking...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
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