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Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
+1 7424522
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Yarmouth Lighthouse

Nice ride out to the lighthouse. Quaint. Working harbor. Pretty views. Worth the ride. Good view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hisandhers102013
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Fantastic spot

Went here with the girlfriend a few times really nice spot a fantastic view and a lovely walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hungryman202
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Shelburne, Canada
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The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Leif Erikson Park with walking trail and Interpretative panels, guided tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 9-5, June to September, weather permitting.
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice ride out to the lighthouse. Quaint. Working harbor. Pretty views. Worth the ride. Good view of The Cat in port.

Thank hisandhers102013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with the girlfriend a few times really nice spot a fantastic view and a lovely walk around

Thank hungryman202
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the drive. Enjoyed the beautiful views and very interesting grounds! The lighthouse had some construction going on, probably will continue until into 2018 - but still can see so much.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Light house was intresting to see house was full of historical items, Gift shop was ok . It worth a visit due to the area's things to do

Thank mr peter m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, they blew the fog horn while we there. View was great. Made you think about all those people who have been lost at sea.

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lighthouse to visit. The view is just stunning. If it's windy, better dress warmly because there's no protection from trees or anything out there.

Thank cotemelissa1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cape Forchu Lighthouse has been taken over and restored to its former glory by the Cape Forchu Lighthouse Society. It has a very interesting design to minimize the effects of the gale force winds that hit the Lighthouse throughout the year. The "light" design...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are traveling to Nova Scotia since almost 20 years and we visited the Yarmouth area many times because of our friends there. And always when we are in Yarmouth we have to drive the little road up to Cape Forchu Lighthouse to get a...More

Thank DermitW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always found the craggy rocks of Forchu more attractive than the flat terrain at another famous lighthouse in the province. The trail and interpretive panels provide a wealth of interesting information on local flora/fauna, history and industry. The little cafe and gift shop...More

Thank 780cat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a scenic drive from the center of town, especially on the nice sunny day that we had. Nice trail to walk with informational stops along the way. Plenty of parking and a nice gift shop.The lighthouse apparently has the unusual shape to minimize the...More

Thank CTDave75
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suzieqGRENADA
20 April 2017|
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Response from fromtheheart2017 |
Yes!!, You can walk the trail and up to and around the lighthouse! If someone it there, they might let you have a peek inside, we are renovating. We open mid May.
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