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Cape d’Or

You can see Cape Split from Cape d'Or

You can see Cape Split from Cape d'Or

Its name means Cape of Gold and it’s certainly one of Nova Scotia’s treasures.

There’s been a lighthouse perched on these cliffs, over 100 meters high, since 1922.

The current lighthouse dates from 1965 and while you can’t sleep inside, you can get a room or eat a meal in the lightkeepers cottage between May and October. There’s also a small interpretive centre.

Cape d’Or is a great place for a hike or walk along the beach. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a dolphin or seal.

Looking out over the waves, on a good day you can see as far as the Annapolis Valley and Cape Split – the headland that separates the Bay of Fundy from the Minas Basin.