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