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Address: Lighthouse Road, Gilberts Cove, Nova Scotia B0W 1M0, Canada

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Lovely visit

There's was much history to be found in this little lighthouse. Information brochure, historical photos, items for sale and a tea room. Simply lovely!

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Rachelle P
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United States
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234 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stopped here in the late afternoon on our way from Antigonish to Yarmouth. The woman in the lighthouse shop was closing up but stayed an extra hour for us - thanks! Really nice shop and cafe and view from the lighthouse as well.

1 Thank vb22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

There's was much history to be found in this little lighthouse. Information brochure, historical photos, items for sale and a tea room. Simply lovely!

1 Thank Rachelle P
Church Point, Canada
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very nice people in the Light house full of local information. Very helpful for our visit. Wonderful view of the Bay! Just a very pleasant visit :)

Thank DavegLeBlanc
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92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Always a scenic icon while driving between Digby/Weymouth along the old stretch of highway ! Love looking out at this lighthouse on the point from the road, gorgeous view that pictures just cannot do justice ! Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse is located on a dirt road ! The land itself is well looked after including the grass. Beautiful lighthouse to visit... More 

1 Thank kComeau89
Vancouver Island, Canada
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stopped here almost by accident. It was time for a break in driving (2,500 km in the Atlantic Provinces). The lighthouse and its grounds are lovely. Some excellent backgrounds for photos. Nice little museum and tea room. The site brings back a glimpse of the past on the Nova Scotia coast.

2 Thank William S
Vancouver, Canada
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132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Great photos inside of Captain Melanson and his family. Has the same historic feel as the St. Roch in Vancouver, in that you can believe the previous occupants have just popped away for a few minutes. The concierge was extremely informative. The preservation society did a lovely job restoring the lighthouse which was decommissioned in 1984 and subsequently vandalized. Full... More 

2 Thank andrew4038
Halifax Region, Canada
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

An absolutely beautiful lighthouse which is being meticulously cared for by the members of its lighthouse preservation society; the property itself is also very-well manicured, making this a fantastic place to visit, especially if you enjoy lighthouses. The attending preservation society representative during my visit was an absolute pleasure; she was very nice and knew her history regarding the place.

2 Thank Peyts69
Gorham, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This lighthouse can be seen from Route 101, and is a short five minute drive off that route. The road is a dirt road, but was well maintained and accessible by car or motorcycle. It offers a beautiful view of the St. Mary's Bay area. The attendant provided wonderful and interesting information about the history of the lighthouse. The museum... More 

2 Thank Mary W
Boston, MA
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192 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We noticed this place on our way from Digby to Yarmouth. Had to drive through a long unpaved road to get here. It was the most peaceful, adorable little lighthouse I have seen. Unlike most lighthouses, you can actually get to the top of this lighthouse. We had great conversations with five wonderful, sweat ladies who worked at the lighthouse.... More 

1 Thank TP1234
Nova Scotia
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226 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This lovely little lighthouse is nicknamed 'The Greatest Little Lighthouse in Canada' and deserves the name! One of only 3 of this style of square lighthouse remaining in Nova Scotia, there is a tea room and picnic area to enjoy. Worth a visit!

2 Thank K.C.NovaScotia

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