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Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth

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Head to the edge of the rocky headland and climb to the top of Cape Forchu Lightstation, 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. Put Cape Forchu Lightstation into our Yarmouth family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I would highly recommend taking a trip to Cape forchu lighthouse when visiting Yarmouth. It's a gorgeous drive to the light house and when you arrive you're greeted with a gorgeous view! Can't be beat...  more »
  • The road in winds about a bit, but the views are great. The day we were there, the seas were active, making the scene better yet. Do get out and look around when you get there.  more »
  • We live in the yarmouth area and never tire of going to Cape Fourchu lighthouse and enjoying the magnificent view from there. Every time we have visitors we bring them here, and they never fail to men...  more »
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  • This Lighthouse is hands-down one of the best that I have ever been to. It is so park like and has so much to offer I don't understand why anyone would want to go to Peggy's Cove instead of here. I regularly Drive 45 minutes just to be there
  • Typically beautiful NS scenery! A great fellow in the museum that was very helpful. Ps: there are washrooms inside the building but obviously they are only available when it is open. I will go back again I am sure. Awesome history and artifacts, I would recommend stopping to anyone traveling in the area.
  • One the best place at Yearmoth. Many spots for taking great pictures.
  • You can walk around and climb around on the rocks. Sadly the yeah house was closed (mid sept). Beautiful landscape. Good parking and photo ops
  • Incredible scenery, but this historic site needs some attention from the government. No public bathrooms and the buildings need repair. Nobody on site to explain anything.