John's Cove, Nova Scotia

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John's Cove is a small Canadian fishing village and a beach located on the Cape Forchu peninsula in the Municipality of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The beach is located inside Yarmouth Harbour and until the end of its run the CAT Ferry could be seen arriving and departing Yarmouth Harbour. John's Cove is located 4 kilometers away from the town of Yarmouth. The beach is a popular destination for residents from Yarmouth due to its close proximity.[1]


John's Cove is named after Cornelius John Fox who was the second lighthouse keeper of the Cape Forchu Lighthouse in 1841. His father was the first. The beach was important because it sheltered fishermen from the sea and enabled them to haul their boats up on shore for repairs.[2]


  1. ^ Vacation: Tourism in John's Cove. Accessed March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ John's Cove Beach. Accessed March 16, 2012.