Places to stay in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Amherst is a town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia which is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. Amherst has decided to celebrate murals and it's many historical phenomenons and a grand scale, bringing the town alive with color and activity. Amherst has many wonderful beaches in its surrounding area, where the water is the warmest north of the Carolinas. Local restaurants include Deluxe French Fries, Loon Onn Restaurant, Szeto's Wok, and Wendy's Restaurant.

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the town are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby campgrounds and RV parks. If you are travelling in the area, Amherst is located close to Birchwood, Jolicure Lakes, Centre Village, Steeves Mills and La Coupe River.

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Selected and best reviewed properties in Amherst

The Willet Point Cottage

Willet Point Cottage is twenty minutes from Amherst, Nova Scotia, five minutes from New Brunswick and thirty minutes from Prince Edward Island so visiting all three provinces while you're in the area is quite attainable. The cottage has three bedrooms(one queen; others with two double bunks), many .....

The Regent Bed & Breakfast

Photograph of The Regent Bed & Breakfast, Amherst
The Inn is an elegant sanctuary and romantic retreat that gives guests all the comforts of a unique B&B while they visit the many attractions and features available in the Amherst area. If you wish to go farther afield – the central location allows for day trips to New Brunswick and Prince .....

Other local Amherst information and places to visit.

  • Longitude: -64°13'0.1941
  • Latitude: 45°49'0.0012

Things to see and do

Keillor House Museum

Located at 4974 Main Street. Yorkshire immigrant John Keillor built this gem of early Regency architecture. Costumed guides lead visitors through the elegantly furnished rooms and interpret nineteenth century life.

Fort Beausejour Museum

Located at Aulac. Constructed by the French military in 1751, Fort Beauséjour was designed to defend the territory west of the Missaguash River (now the province of New Brunswick) during the French & Indian War. In 1755, after a short siege, the fortification was captured by the British colonial troops under the command of Col. Robert Monckton and renamed Fort Cumberland. It was occupied until 1835. This Parks Canada heritage facility contains the ruins of the original French Fort, outdoor interpretive displays, multi-media exhibits focussing on 18th military conflict between Britain and France and the expulsion of the Acadian people, and a museum containing artifacts related to the area and the construction of Chignecto Ship Railway (the Webster Collection). Wheelchair accessible.

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  • Company Inn, 61 Havelock Street