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Cabrits National Park

At the far north of Dominica, the Cabrits Headland juts westward into the Caribbean, with Douglas Bay to the north and the town Portsmouth to the south. The Cabrits National Park encompasses the entire peninsula along with the nearshore waters and reefs that surround it. Most notably the park is home to Fort Shirley, a colonial British garrison built from 1770 to 1815. Restoration efforts have cleared many of the ruins from the encroaching jungle, and a the former powder magazine has found new life as a small museum where you can learn about the restoration and see some of the artifacts uncovered along the way. A pair of hills called West and East Cabrit dominates the landscape of the peninsula, and from the back of Fort Shirley, you can find a trail leading to the panoramic viewpoint at the top of West Cabrit—with an elevation of about 560 feet, the hike takes about 30 minutes.