South Shore and Annapolis Valley Sights

Cape Forchu Lighthouse

  • 1856 Cape Forchu Rd., off Hwy. 304 Map It
  • Cape Forchu
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's 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 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.

Sight Information


1856 Cape Forchu Rd., off Hwy. 304, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 4A7, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • Donations accepted
  • June–late Sept., daily 11–7

Published 05/06/2016


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