Baccaro Lighthouse

Located In Baccaro
Where To Find Us
Baccaro, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County
Phone 902-637-2903
Contact Anna Kenney, Recreation Director
Mailing Address c/o Barrington Municipal Recreation 
PO Box 100 
27 Park Lane 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-2598
Description & Services
Perched at the edge of the ocean, this lighthouse is an important seabird watching site. 
Located on the east side of Barrington Bay near Port La Tour, this small wooden lighthouse was built in 1934. It replaced the original building, built in 1850, which was destroyed by fire. 
Baccaro is the oldest place name in Nova Scotia. It comes from the Basque word, Baccolaos, cod-fish. Baccaro point is the most southerly point of mainland Nova Scotia. (Cape Sable off Cape Sable Island is the furthest south.) In 1852 the materials for the first lighthouse were hauled along the beach – there being no road.  
Today the tall, square building stands fast on its bed of solid rock.
Special Information
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