Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
4.5
Historic Walking AreasLighthouses
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Welcome to Cape Forchu, a Light Like No Other. This spectacular and unique "apple core" lighthouse is the second most photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia and located just 10 minutes outside the Town of Yarmouth. The Cape has been welcoming visitors since 1604, when Samuel de Champlain landed and named the area "Cap Forchu," meaning "Forked tongue of land."
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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WaynefromMckay
Halifax, Canada91 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Even though the actual lighthouse and out buildings were closed for entry, the rest of the site was just fantastic to walk around and view the scenery.
Written October 17, 2023
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Eric A
Sykesville414 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Very much enjoyed our time here, beautiful views and scenery, we had lovely weather and found it to be a very peaceful spot. The climb to the top of the tower is one 77 step long spiral staircase. The may not be fit everyone, but we both found it to be week worth the effort.

All three docents we interacted with were knowledgeable about both the history of the beacon/site, as well as the local area, and each of them was just a delight to speak with. All in all an excellent traveling experience, and a wonderful learning opportunity.
Written September 4, 2023
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edge8400
Valrico, FL498 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Nice scenic drive out to the lighthouse. Definitely worth the time. Make sure to stop by the "Lost to See" Memorial on your way out or when returning to town.
Written August 14, 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting Cape Forchu Lighthouse! We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 16, 2023
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Randy H
168 contributions
Jul. 2023
The lighthouse is in a beautiful area that has walking paths and benches. It's worth a visit just to walk in the area. The lighthouse tour was short and an easier climb then usual as it was not as tall.
Written July 31, 2023
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Thanks for visiting Cape Forchu Lighthouse! We are glad to hear that your enjoyed the visit, and hope to see you again soon!
Written August 9, 2023
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TikiMae
Kansas City, MO11 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Very pretty & well maintained. Grounds were beautiful. We would of stayed longer but it was cold & foggy.
Written July 29, 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting and for leaving a great review! We hope to see you back soon!
Written August 9, 2023
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JAB
North Haven, CT8 contributions
Jul. 2023
We spent 3-4 hours here just basking in the views and taking photos. Lovey spot and fun to climb the lighthouse stairs. Not recommended for those who are not comfortable in closed in spaces. The climb is not too strenuous but you have to be able to climb a short ladder at the top. about 72 narrow stairs.
Written July 24, 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting and for leaving a great review. We hope to see you again soon!
Written July 25, 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,453 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I have to be honest: it's not my favorite lighthouse out of the thousands I've seen as a New Englander and on my travels. A lighthouse that's described as an 'apple core' is not an attractive lighthouse. But, it has an interesting history and it's in a beautiful setting.
Written June 5, 2023
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Your feedback is appreciated and we're sorry that you were disappointed. Thanks for leaving a review and hope you return for a future visit!
Written June 20, 2023
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Elbow backpacker
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada194 contributions
Oct. 2022
What an amazing place to be on a sunny day, one of the most beautiful lighthouse in NS, and the road to get there is spectacular
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Cape Forchu!
Written October 19, 2022
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Brawnetml
Summerville, Canada539 contributions
Oct. 2022
Stunning point and lighthouse, overlooking the North Atlantic.....beautiful location and easy to get to as well. It's a must see if you are in Yarmouth
Written October 4, 2022
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Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cape Forchu!
Written October 11, 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,906 contributions
Jun. 2022
The lighthouse is lovely and the landscape is magnificent offering beautiful vistas of the sunset and out over the ocean. We picked up a car in Yarmouth and took off on a driving tour of the area. Recommended.
Written September 30, 2022
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Thank you for the great review Debra. You are always welcome at Cape Forchu!
Written October 3, 2022
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CAPE FORCHU LIGHTHOUSE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Cape Forchu Lighthouse is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.