Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • Lighthouses
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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
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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."
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NHjo
Saco, ME7,955 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I have to be honest: it's not my favorite lighthouse out of the thousands I've seen as a New Englander and on my travels. A lighthouse that's described as an 'apple core' is not an attractive lighthouse. But, it has an interesting history and it's in a beautiful setting.
Written 5 June 2023
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Elbow backpacker
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada194 contributions
Oct 2022
What an amazing place to be on a sunny day, one of the most beautiful lighthouse in NS, and the road to get there is spectacular
Written 17 October 2022
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Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Cape Forchu!
Written 19 October 2022
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Brawnetml
Summerville, Canada539 contributions
Oct 2022
Stunning point and lighthouse, overlooking the North Atlantic.....beautiful location and easy to get to as well. It's a must see if you are in Yarmouth
Written 4 October 2022
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Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cape Forchu!
Written 11 October 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,760 contributions
Jun 2022
The lighthouse is lovely and the landscape is magnificent offering beautiful vistas of the sunset and out over the ocean. We picked up a car in Yarmouth and took off on a driving tour of the area. Recommended.
Written 30 September 2022
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Thank you for the great review Debra. You are always welcome at Cape Forchu!
Written 3 October 2022
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada559 contributions
Sep 2022
The landscape here is amazing! The rock formations are incredible and if you actually take the time to read the interpretive boards, this is a really fascinating area of volcanic activity! If you are adventurous, climb up on the rocks and get a good view!
Written 15 September 2022
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We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community!
Written 22 September 2022
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,626 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
It’s a short drive outside of the main downtown area. It doesn’t take very long to walk around and see the place. There is a restaurant there but it wasn’t open when we were there. Take a pic in the supersized Adirondack chair. It’s one of the best places to go for a beautiful sunset.
Written 28 August 2022
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Thank you for the positive review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit :)
Written 31 August 2022
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AH88888
Boston, MA94 contributions
Aug 2022
Lovely drive from downtown Yarmouth to the tall Cape Forchu Lighthouse with apple core shape . Beautiful sunset, views of the ocean, and coast line. Lief Erickson trail has a whale skeleton, "Foggy", wide well kept paths. Interesting facts and history on the way. Easy walk. Many photo opportunities on a big red chair, in a boat, and on the hill that the light house is on. There are picnic tables.
Written 20 August 2022
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Thanks so much for your detailed review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 August 2022
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jhip
Cockeysville, MD48 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Ansolutely beautiful and fascinating. Stargazing is wonderful, and hikes and nature can't be outdone. Go in the afternoon and don't miss sunset!
Written 18 August 2022
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Thank you for the positive review! You are always welcome at The Cape :)
Written 23 August 2022
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meganj408
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The Cape Forchu lighthouse and Lief Erikson trail are a highlight of every trip we take to Yarmouth. Whether it’s exploring the rocky beach, enjoying a drink and lobster roll on the cafe porch, or (as a new adventure this year!) climbing to the top of the light itself, it’s one of my family’s favorite places. On our most recent Yarmouth stay, my husband started getting up early every morning to start his day walking around the lighthouse with my boys. Whether it’s figgy or sunny, misty or dry, it’s always a special place.
Written 4 August 2022
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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a kind review! :)
Written 9 August 2022
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Tedp1054
Colchester, CT134 contributions
Jun 2022
this is a nice light house to go and see .It is a up hill walk to get to the light house and up the stairs in the light house is a fun walk . The trail to the side is a nice walk and dog friendly
Written 26 July 2022
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Thanks so much for the review and kind words! Hope to see you again!
Written 17 August 2022
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CAPE FORCHU LIGHTHOUSE (Yarmouth) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM