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 Western Head, NS    
Lighthouse accessible by car and a short, easy walk.
Description: While Western Head Lighthouse was not built until 1962, there has been a foghorn on the point since 1924. The white octagonal concrete tower stands 19.5 meters tall, is topped with a red lantern, and exhibits a flashing white light. As indicated by its name, the lighthouse is situated along the western approach to Liverpool Bay, while Coffin Island Lighthouse marks the eastern approaches.

Location: Located on Western Head, marking the western entrance to Liverpool Harbour.
Latitude: 43.989111
Longitude: -64.662361

For a larger map of Western Head Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map or get a map from: Mapquest.


Travel Instructions: From Route 103 take Exit 19 south to Liverpool. After crossing over the Mersey River turn left onto Main Street. Go one block and turn right onto School Street. Western Head Lighthouse signs are present. After 1.2 km (0.8 miles) on School Street continue straight on Shore Road 6.4 km (4 miles) to Breakwater Road. Turn left onto Breakwater Road, and continue 0.8 km (0.5 miles) to the end of the road, where you will find Western Head Lighthouse.

The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.

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