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Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth
(4.8/5 based on 320 reviews on the web)
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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  • So many improvements to this light station, the grounds and walk ways are very well Maintained. The ice plants are colourful and delicate looking and yet hardy enough to stand the wind etc of the Cape...  more »
  • I love this place! The town sure has done a lot of upgrades. I lived in Yarmouth for years and moved to Alberta. It is so nice to see it online and view it through the webcams. Beautiful and all time ...  more »
  • Great views and neat place to walk. Lots of rocks along designated paths. Nice museum area and gift shop. Good place to picnic when weather permits. Great picture spot