Cape Sable Lighthouse

Record #: MDS0116
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021
Last Full Update: 26 Nov 2020


Located In Municipality of the District Barrington
Where To Find Us
Hawk Rd
Cape Sable Island, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County


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Contact Misty James, Recreation Director; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239
Alternate Contact Joel d'Entremont, Physical Activity Coordinator; Phone: 902-637-2015 EXT 237
Mailing Address c/o Barrington Municipal Recreation 
PO Box 100 
27 Park Lane 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-2598

Description & Services

Built in 1861, the Cape Sable Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, standing at 101 feet tall. The station was destaffed in 1986.  
Although it is only accessible by boat, a magnificent view can be seen from The Hawk Beach at the end of the Hawk Road, located on Cape Sable Island.  
The light is not open to the public but can be explored out and around it.  
This area is also designated as an Important Bird Area. 
On July 28, 1989, the Federal Heritage Building Review Office designated the Cape Sable Light tower a Classified Building, providing it with the highest level of on-going protection.