Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Cape Forchu Lighthouse, Yarmouth: Hours, Address, Cape Forchu Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape Forchu Lighthouse
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • Lighthouses
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Welcome to Cape Forchu, a Light Like No Other. This spectacular and unique "apple core" lighthouse is the second most photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia and located just 10 minutes outside the Town of Yarmouth. The Cape has been welcoming visitors since 1604, when Samuel de Champlain landed and named the area "Cap Forchu," meaning "Forked tongue of land."
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA27,393 contributions
Cape Forchu in the fog
Aug 2021 • Couples
We arrived to Cape Forchu in the morning when the fog was thick but luckily no rain. It is interesting how the fog made it even more atmospheric and typical to the Yarmouth area.

You can learn about the history of Cape Forchu by reading the information on the boards scattered in the park below the lighthouse. There is also a small restaurant and an ice cream shop, but we were not hungry, so I cannot comment on the meals quality

The highlight for us was our short walk on the Lief Ericsson Trail when the fog has finally dissipated; the ocean views, mighty rocks and the lighthouse perching on the hill will stay in our memories as a perfect image of the Canadian Maritimes.
Written 30 August 2021
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Thanks so much for the review and visiting! It's really appreciated. No matter the weather, Cape Forchu is the embodiment of the Maritimes :) We hope to welcome you back again! You can even climb the lighthouse now with a guided tour if you're interested!
Written 2 September 2021
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Jared
1 contribution
Beautiful
Dec 2020 • Friends
Great place to go !!!
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Written 1 December 2020
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Thanks so much for the review - super appreciated! Isn't it an awesome Pokemon Go! spot! Best of luck in catching them all :)
Written 6 December 2020
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The Sour Kraut
Nova Scotia, Canada13 contributions
Beautiful grounds and scenery.
Aug 2020
Definitely the highlight of our brief stay in Yarmouth, such a scenic location and lots of plaques with historical facts etc.
Written 2 September 2020
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Thanks for leaving a review! Hope to see you again at Cape Forchu :)
Written 7 September 2020
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Justtravelling4
Halifax, Canada363 contributions
Beautiful area, not to be missed!!!!
Aug 2020
We loved our visit to Cape Forchu. It was a little foggy at first when we arrived, but it started to burn off during our time there. The area has a lot of history and beautiful rock formations. We enjoyed walking the short trail that had a number of plaques with the history of the area. They have a restaurant up by the lighthouse and washroom facilities. I highly recommend visiting this area, if you are in Yarmouth.
Written 2 September 2020
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Thanks for visiting and leaving a review! It's incredibly appreciated. Great to hear you loved your visit :)
Written 7 September 2020
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BackpackingGrannie
Canning, Canada107 contributions
as the fog bound coast emerged into the morning sunlight
Aug 2020
A must see as the lighthouse and surrounding area is just beautiful. Wild roses in bloom, a safe trail to walk and let your imagination conjure up those mariners tales of ships and the sea
Written 30 August 2020
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Thanks for the kind words and review :) We're glad to hear you had a great visit!
Written 30 August 2020
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worktotravel14
Arlington, VA1,510 contributions
Unique lighthouse with much to take in.
Sep 2019
We spent about an hour at this lighthouse while making our way south around the western end of Nova Scotia. It's a beautiful lighthouse, with many walking paths and lots of history to take in. It's among the most striking lighthouses. There's also a nice cafe. We'd love to come here when it's sunny.
Written 23 August 2020
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Thanks for leaving a review and coming to Cape Forchu! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit :) There sure is a lot of history to take in!
Written 30 August 2020
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Prmsmus
Nova Scotia, Canada73 contributions
Lovely view
Aug 2020
We visited on a lovely afternoon and found the scenery lovely. The rugged coastline is beautiful! I was also happy to earn an Earth Geocache and learn about the formation of the rocks. Unfortunately we were too late to enjoy a coffee at the café.
Written 23 August 2020
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Thanks for the visit and review! It's greatly appreciated :) If you make it back this year in September the cafe hours will be Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm! Hope to see you at Cape Forchu again!
Written 30 August 2020
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,251 contributions
Great Walk
Aug 2020 • Couples
Came here today for a walk around the point where the lighthouse is. So nice, well maintained and lots to see!

There is a free parking lot, and you cab walk from there.

Highly recommended!
Written 14 August 2020
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Thanks so much for the review - greatly appreciated! We always love to hear from our visitors. Glad you had a great visit :)
Written 16 August 2020
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Evelyn M
Halifax, Canada68 contributions
Great Spot
Aug 2020
Beautiful spot at any time but especially sunset. Great little trail and we took some super family photos.
Written 12 August 2020
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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a review! Sunset is truly spectacular! Glad to hear you had a great family visit.
Written 16 August 2020
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NormLWat
Waterloo, Canada807 contributions
What a view!
Jul 2019 • Couples
A great stop on our coastal drive. Views are amazing, area is well maintained and easy to walk about. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy.
Written 7 June 2020
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Thanks for visiting and leaving a review! We're so glad you enjoyed the view :) Hope to see you back at Cape Forchu in the future.
Written 12 July 2020
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Cape Forchu Lighthouse is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM