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Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Cape Forchu Lighthouse Review

It isn't the South Shore's most photogenic lighthouse—the one at Peggy's Cove wins that award—but this one finishes a close second, scoring points for its dramatic vistas and the dearth of other camera-clutching tourists. Erected in 1962 on the site of an earlier lighthouse, the concrete structure rises 23 meters (75 feet) above the entrance to Yarmouth Harbour. The adjacent keeper's quarters houses a small museum, a tearoom serving local treats, and a gift shop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1856 Cape Forchu Rd., off Hwy. 304 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, NS B5A 4A7 | Map It
  • Phone: 902/742–4522
  • Cost: Donations accepted
  • Hours: June–late Sept., daily 11–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Yarmouth
Updated: 11-15-2013

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