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Cape Forchu Lightstation

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Getting there is part of the experience

Unique scenic road out to the lighthouse with walls in some places presumably to protect the road... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Chris M
Unusual Light House

Interesting shape of light house. Nice walk around lighthouse and there is a walk that goes out... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Oakland, New Jersey
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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
+1 902-742-4522
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All reviews light house gift shop nova scotia light station peggy's cove beautiful lighthouse small museum sunny day lovely drive walking trails interpretive panels on the rocks lots of parking worth the trip big chair scenic drive nice walking
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Unique scenic road out to the lighthouse with walls in some places presumably to protect the road and traffic from high waves in storms. Free. Museum and café. Great views and very worthwhile interpretive walk along the water.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Interesting shape of light house. Nice walk around lighthouse and there is a walk that goes out along rocks allowing you to get a good view of lighthouse.

Thank lkadams2011
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to go just for a visit,,, a snack.. or have your picture taken in the big Chair,, Also great walking trails

Thank DiB44
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Very easy to get to from Yarmouth and not far away. Beautiful views all around and quite interesting history. Walked along the Leif Ericson trail and learned more . Beautiful

Thank emmyr704
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We overnighted in Yarmouth and wanted to check this out before we left town. It was an 8 or 9 km drive out here but really worth it. We arrived at about 08:50 am and there were only a couple of other people here. The...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the ride out to the lighthouse. Nice walking trail and the person there was quite interesting to listen to. Don’t forget to hear the fog horn when you flip the switch. Also a great little cafe with great chowder.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

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 September 17, 2018

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 September 17, 2018

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

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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
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Stacey B
September 20, 2018|
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Response from 653billiel | Reviewed this property |
i don't believe so...
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
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.