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Cape Forchu Lightstation

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This lighthouse is most impressive

We did not have enough time to park and walk around to see it well. We had a boxed lunch so sat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elaine B
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Bernardston, Massachusetts
Lighthouse Beauty

a short scenic drive from downtown yarmouth to the point reveals the lighthouse on a cliff with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KarenKatz
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Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We...more
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not have enough time to park and walk around to see it well. We had a boxed lunch so sat where we could enjoy the view and ate our lunch. The weather was perfect with the blue sky setting off the tall lighthouse.

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 days ago

a short scenic drive from downtown yarmouth to the point reveals the lighthouse on a cliff with a beautiful view of the waterway.We parked a 28 ft RV in the parking area no problem. There is a small museum and eatery and some trails if...More

Thank KarenKatz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting lighthouse. Didn't get a chance to walk down to the beaches, but the views were nice!

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at John's cove and walked up to Cape Forchu. There are lots of seats around the park to sit and admire the view. Also in front of the seats is a history of the area on most sites. Once you have ambled around...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lighthouse with a million dollar panoramic view right at the tip of the peninsula. Worthwhile trip just for this.

Thank Arlenemohan
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice drive to the lighthouse and the view once you get there is beautiful. Great for picturesque photos.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a relaxing afternoon. Picnic tables and benches are found around the site as well as a small museum and a restaurant. A short trail is also on site. Unfortunately the gift shop is no long operating there.

Thank BradHulton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a road trip through New Brunsick, PE Island, and finally Nova Scotia. We came to Yarmouth as there is the CAT high speed ferry back to Portland Maine. My friend has an interest in lighthouses, so we took a few minutes (it's...More

Thank jcpegg10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved that we could tour the keeper's house. We also loved the scenery! Picture perfect views. Peggy at the Keeper's restaurant is wonderful and we loved the two dishes we ordered from her- all homemade and sooooo delicious! We didn't think it was too...More

Thank small_town_girl_83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely kept location. Seems it has been under renovations for a year but at least they are improving it. Small diner inside with touristy sort of menu that is a bit pricey. Nice and easy short walking trail on site, easy to climb rocks and...More

Thank James A
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Stacey B
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Billie L | Reviewed this property |
i don't believe so...
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JulieYetta
April 8, 2018|
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Response from storm1999_64 | Reviewed this property |
I should add...in the maritimes, most beaches look beautiful, but can be quite deadly...heed the warnings from the locals...We don't tell you stories just for entertainment, we want to keep our visitors safe
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lilkathy47
October 12, 2017|
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Response from CapeForchuLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes!!! The lighthouse still works and is under control of the Coast Guard.
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