Cape Forchu Lighthouse and Museum

A Unique Lighthouse in a Unique Location

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For more and more visitors arriving in the town of Yarmouth via the Portland ferry, a visit to the Cape Forchu Lighthouse is one of the best ways to kick off a Nova Scotian vacation.

Located just outside of town on a rocky headland the lighthouse has a unique design that can be seen for miles around. The drive to the lighthouse passes by numerous wharves where traditional Cape Cod fishing boats, lobster pots, nets and buoys can be seen.

The lighthouse keeper’s house is now a museum and gift shop. Visitors will also want to walk the Leif Ericson trail that leads out to the end of the rocky peninsula, perhaps in the same footsteps as the legendary Viking explorer.

Nearby is the tiny fishing hamlet of Sandford where you can walk across the world’s smallest drawbridge

At A Glance

1856 Cape Forchu, Highway 304
Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 5G7
(902) 742-4522


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