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West Head Lighthouse

Located In Cape Sable Island
Where To Find Us
Cape Sable Island, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County ; South Shore Region
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Phone 902-637-2903
Contact Misty James, Recreation Director; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239; Email:
Alternate Contact Joel d'Entremont, Physical Activity Coordinator; Phone: 902-637-2015 ext 237; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Barrington Recreation Centre 
PO Box 100 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-2598
Description & Services
Established in 1888, this lighthouse was built on the west side of Cape Sable Island.  
Replaced in the 1970′s this 51 foot tower can be seen from afar.  
It was automated in 1993.
Special Information
Tags Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts