Fodor's Expert Review Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Yarmouth Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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.

Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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


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Rate Includes: Donations accepted, June–late Sept., daily 11–7

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