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Yarmouth Lighthouse - Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Lighthouse

Located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu, a scenic 10-min. drive from the town of Yarmouth, is the Yarmouth lighthouse. Although the light that stands today was built in 1962, a lighthouse has shone from this point of land marking the rugged, rocky, and scenic coastline since 1840. Through the summer the lighthouse is open to the public and there is a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs to remind you of your visit.

Yarmouth Lighthouse - Nova Scotia

Many people like to climb the rocks to a better vantagepoint where they can watch as the waves come in against the rocks. The best place to watch the waves is from the lookout at the lighthouse. Many people forget the power of the ocean and just how sudden a wave can crash up over.

You can venture out past the lighthouse to the pebbly beach at the very end of the Cape. This is a good spot to watch the boats going in and out of the harbor, around the end of the Cape. Or, with a good pair of binoculars you can look south over the water and see Green Island with its lighthouse still standing.

Visit Friends of the Yarmouth Light website

From Cape Forchu you can watch the sun rise over Yarmouth and set beyond the Bay of Fundy. So, if you're looking for unforgettable memories, this is one place you should visit.

Point of interest:  The large light from the first lighthouse to stand at Cape Forchu is on display at the Yarmouth Museum.

Other lighthouses: Gilbert's Cove | Pubnico Lighthouse
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