Cape Forchu Lighthouse


Park Size: 7.9 hectares
Park Amenities:
Interpretive Centre
Interpretive Signs
Wheelchair Access

Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Adventure Guide

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Cape Forchu Lighthouse is the first lighthouse of its type, called an "applecore" lighthouse. It is definitely a different style of lighthouse from most on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. The lighthouse grounds cover 7.9 hectares (19 acres) and provides plenty of services and room to play - not to mention the jaw-dropping views.

What are the Top Things To Do, Activities, and Adventures enjoyed at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse?

Cape Forchu Lighthouse adventures, and activities most enjoyed includes sightseeing, exploring, birding (birdwatching), beachcombing and picnicking.

Why Cape Forchu Lighthouse in Yarmouth, NS?

Because it is said to be the 2nd most photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada (behind Peggy's Cove). Cape Forchu is a unique looking lighthouse and provides more than most in services making it a day long attraction. Plus, the drive to the lighthouse makes it a great day trip as one can visit a few beautiful sandy beaches, villages and the Fisherman's Monument along the way.

What are the features, and amenities provided at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse?

The more important, some would say only, features, amenities, services located in and around Cape Forchu Lighthouse includes interpretive centre, lightkeeper's house (a municipal/provincial heritage site), fog alarm building, picnic area, green space, gift shop, walkway, wireless internet, restaurant, information signs, washrooms, guided tours, and parking.

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Cape Forchu Lighthouse
1856 Highway 304

How To Get ToCape Forchu Lighthouse

From downtown Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada it is a 10 kilometre (15 minute) drive north along Highway #1 (Evangeline Trail) and then south on Highway #304. Driving time from Halifax, NS, Canada is approximately 3 hour, 28 minutes (311 kilometres).
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