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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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  • There has been a major lighthouse n this site for well over a century. The walking paths and vistas are superb, and the museum, located in the lightkeeper's house is highly informative. An absolute "m...  more »
  • Stopped in here when on vacation, Didn't really expect much but it turned out to be really good. They had a little museum in the building and the trails had some awesome views. 
  • We were told this was a must see spot. We left Yarmouth at our B&B location and only took 25 minutes to arrive, the drive is very scenic through small fishing ports along the way and winding roads. On...  more »