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 Cape Sable, NS    
Lighthouse best viewed by boat or plane.
Description: At 101 feet, Cape Sable Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia and helps mark the southern tip of the province.

Eastern Infrastructure Inc. of Elmsdale spent six weeks during the fall of 2013, washing, patching, priming and applying an elastomeric coating to the lighthouse. The project was funded by Friends of the Cape Light, which raised more than $90,000 for the work, including a $50,000 contribution from the province. Paint was donated by Wilson's Home Hardware of Barrington Passage. Eastern Infrastructure has also painted the lighthouses at Cape Forchu in Nova Scotia and Cape Ray in Newfoundland.


  1. "Cape Light shines brightly again," Kathy Johnson, The Shelburne County Coast Guard.

Location: Located on a small island just off Cape Sable Island.
Latitude: 43.390189
Longitude: -65.621037

For a larger map of Cape Sable Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map.

Travel Instructions: The best views of Cape Sable Lighthouse come from the water, but a distant view from land can be had by following these directions: From Route 3, just west of Barrington Passage, turn south onto NS-330. In Centreville, after 5.8 km (3.6 miles) on NS-330, turn right onto Centreville South Side Road, continue 5.9 km (3.7 miles), and then turn left onto Hawk Point Road. Cape Sable Lighthouse can be seen from the end of Hawk Point Road.

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

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