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Cape Forchu Lightstation

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Beautiful! And unlike any other place you will visit.

I grew up in Yarmouth not far from the Yarmouth Lighthouse at a time when the light was a working... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Alberta, Canada
Getting there is part of the experience

Unique scenic road out to the lighthouse with walls in some places presumably to protect the road... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Chris M
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The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We...more
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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All reviews light house gift shop nova scotia light station peggy's cove beautiful lighthouse small museum sunny day salt air walking trails interpretive panels scenic drive lots of parking big chair worth the trip nice walk rock formations
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I grew up in Yarmouth not far from the Yarmouth Lighthouse at a time when the light was a working station. One worries sometimes about how creating a tourist destination will impact the beauty and authenticity of a place, but I love what the Friends...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GallantJ
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Unique scenic road out to the lighthouse with walls in some places presumably to protect the road and traffic from high waves in storms. Free. Museum and café. Great views and very worthwhile interpretive walk along the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting shape of light house. Nice walk around lighthouse and there is a walk that goes out along rocks allowing you to get a good view of lighthouse.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lkadams2011
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place to go just for a visit,,, a snack.. or have your picture taken in the big Chair,, Also great walking trails

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DiB44
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Very easy to get to from Yarmouth and not far away. Beautiful views all around and quite interesting history. Walked along the Leif Ericson trail and learned more . Beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emmyr704
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We overnighted in Yarmouth and wanted to check this out before we left town. It was an 8 or 9 km drive out here but really worth it. We arrived at about 08:50 am and there were only a couple of other people here. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth the ride out to the lighthouse. Nice walking trail and the person there was quite interesting to listen to. Don’t forget to hear the fog horn when you flip the switch. Also a great little cafe with great chowder.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JAMES R
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We did not have enough time to park and walk around to see it well. We had a boxed lunch so sat where we could enjoy the view and ate our lunch. The weather was perfect with the blue sky setting off the tall lighthouse.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 18 September 2018

a short scenic drive from downtown yarmouth to the point reveals the lighthouse on a cliff with a beautiful view of the waterway.We parked a 28 ft RV in the parking area no problem. There is a small museum and eatery and some trails if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KarenKatz
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Very interesting lighthouse. Didn't get a chance to walk down to the beaches, but the views were nice!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stacey B
21 September 2018|
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Response from 653billiel | Reviewed this property |
i don't believe so...
9 April 2018|
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Response from storm1999_64 | Reviewed this property |
I should add...in the maritimes, most beaches look beautiful, but can be quite deadly...heed the warnings from the locals...We don't tell you stories just for entertainment, we want to keep our visitors safe
12 October 2017|
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Response from CapeForchuLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes!!! The lighthouse still works and is under control of the Coast Guard.