Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cape Forchu Lightstation and other Yarmouth attractions using our handy Yarmouth travel planning tool .
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  • This number 1 tourist attraction for the area has been closed for months for the filming of a Hollywood movie! Made a special trip to the area as my wife has never been to the south shore. We were loo...  more »
  • Intersting drive to get out there. Uphill walk once there. Railing has holes that catch wind a produce a lovely sound. Wild placd to go during storm to walk around or sit in vehicle.  more »
  • Nice modern lighthouse. Too bad the information center wasn't open yet. They were still building so let's hope it is open now  more »
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