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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  • If you are in this part of the world, take the time to drive out to Cape Forchu. It feels like the end of the world and there is no better place to be at sunset. The paths make the site accessible, an...  more »
  • Great sport to visit, they also have a nice walking trail, when we went they were doing construction to the gift shop. It’s a nice little drive and the view is great.  more »
  • It is a alovely spot - nice trail through parts of the place with good information everywhere. The view is lovely and just watching the water splash across the rocks is memorizing  more »

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