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Fort Amherst Lighthouse, St. John's
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  • Walk up the hill....observe...breathe deeply, and be thankful that you can enjoy this historic location on the island. 
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Really cool fort located opposite Signal Hill, with great views of those cliffs! Definitely in disrepair however it's great fun to explore. I didn't tell you this, but you can easily hop the fence and go into the ruins yourself. Most of the time the fence is broken anyway so go ahead and check it out. Salt is caked onto the sides of most of the buildings, and lots of people graffiti them.
  • ‚ÄčNice 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.
  • Even after 30 years of living here in St. John's, I never tire of the views of Signal Hill from nearby Fort Amherst and the surrounding area, at any time of year and in any weather. As one roadside interpretation plaque on the Bonavista Peninsula put it, hope for bad weather, because the coast line becomes that much more dramatic. It's a pity, though, that there is no longer a tea room next to Fort Amherst as there used to be.
  • Great view of the ocean with a lovely little lighthouse and shop. Very close to the East Coast Trail.
  • A very interesting view of the harbour from here. The ruins below are also cool.