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“Great view point”

Fort Amherst Lighthouse
Ranked #29 of 97 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

The parking here is very limited, but it usually isn't busy (unless of course there are icebergs close by). There is a bit of an uphill walk to get to the fort. There isn't any access to the lighthouse nor the fort. You can only view from behind a fence. The views of signal hill and the city across are worth the walk. There isn't much need to spend to much time here beside to soak up the views. Keep in mind there isn't any food nor restrooms once you are there.

3  Thank Ladyleamy
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were lucky to see few icebergs very close from fort Amherst. Even without the icebergs it's worth the drive there to view the harbor from another side. Finding a parking could be difficult and there is another KM walk to the light house. Another important spot in John's history.

Thank Bobans
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

I cycled out to the Fort Amherst Lighthouse for a spectacular view of Cape Spear, the coast line and the icebergs parked off shore. The view back to St John's and up to Signal Hill were breath taking. I would highly recommend a trip out here.

1  Thank CarolandIra
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went here a few days ago to see the icebergs. Even without the icebergs it`s a great view and was a nice little walk as well :-)

2  Thank nickie_anne
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an easy walk from the parking lot - about 1 K. On a nice day, there is a great view of the ocean and of Signal Hill. I would go to Cape Speare before I went here, though.

Thank Charles H
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