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Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
+1 902-742-4522
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This number 1 tourist attraction for the area has been closed for months for the filming of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David M
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Nice

Intersting drive to get out there. Uphill walk once there. Railing has holes that catch wind a... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Ms Sandra J V
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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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 offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Leif Erikson Park with walking trail and Interpretative panels, guided tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 9-5, June to September, weather permitting.
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“peggy's cove” (24 reviews)
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"walking trails"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This number 1 tourist attraction for the area has been closed for months for the filming of a Hollywood movie! Made a special trip to the area as my wife has never been to the south shore. We were looking forward to enjoying a great...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Intersting drive to get out there. Uphill walk once there. Railing has holes that catch wind a produce a lovely sound. Wild placd to go during storm to walk around or sit in vehicle.

Thank Ms Sandra J V
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Nice modern lighthouse. Too bad the information center wasn't open yet. They were still building so let's hope it is open now

Thank Sonnie2403
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Beautiful view of the ocean. Great place to absorb the fresh air of the salt water and enjoy the fishing boats passing by.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

a great place to relax and take in the views..take a picture in the large lawn chair and watch the waves hit the rocks. Just minutes from the town of Yarmouth, the Cape Forchu Light station is home to the first “Applecore” style lighthouse. Enjoy...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We were here in October, so the building was closed. We just meandered around the rocks, which were quite interesting in shape and colour. We watched the boats sail by. It was peaceful and quiet, and lovely.

Thank Kathyrcalgary
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

One of the more interesting lighthouses we have visited. Cape Forchu Lightstation is unique in shape and the grounds are pleasant to walk around. There are plenty of photo ops as well as a small museum and snack bar. You can go inside to see...More

Thank M Q
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CapeForchuLighthouse, Director at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review and for visiting the Cape Forchu Lighthouse.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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, and there is...More

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CapeForchuLighthouse, Director at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and for visiting. Yes the view is gorgeous! Please come again.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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.

Thank Jeremie89
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

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JulieYetta
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
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lilkathy47
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.
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suzieqGRENADA
20 April 2017|
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Response from fromtheheart2017 |
Yes!!, You can walk the trail and up to and around the lighthouse! If someone it there, they might let you have a peek inside, we are renovating. We open mid May.
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