Cape Forchu Lighthouse, Yarmouth

#1 of 51 in Historic Sites in Southwest Nova Scotia
Must see · Lighthouse · Historic Walking Area
Head to the edge of the rocky headland and climb to the top of Cape Forchu Lighthouse, a lighthouse operational since 1840 surrounded by untouched, natural landscape. The tower features an "apple core" design, painted in white and red. A museum operates in the lightkeeper's house, exhibiting an array of photos and memorabilia. Pop into the tourist shop where you can buy handmade items such as small handcrafted buoys, glass ornaments, and beach glass items. You can also walk around the park that surrounds the lighthouse, which features paths, picnic sites, and views of the coast and open water. Work out when and for how long to visit Cape Forchu Lighthouse and other Yarmouth attractions using our handy Yarmouth travel planning tool.
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  • We arrived to Cape Forchu in the morning when the fog was thick but luckily no rain. It is interesting how the fog made it even more atmospheric and typical to the Yarmouth area. You can learn...  more »
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  • Visiting this museum was still undergoing updating, but to view my own family's history was such a beautiful experience. My grandmother's elementary school photo, my great grandfather constructing fishing nets and much more. Truly a beautiful place.
  • If you are in Yarmouth aera this is a must... I was there on a nasty stormy day and the place manage to be spectacular...

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