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South Shore and Annapolis Valley Sights

Cape Forchu Lighthouse

  • 1856 Cape Forchu Rd. Map It
  • Cape Forchu
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 11/15/2013

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 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.

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 11–5

Updated 11/15/2013


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