Coldspring Head Lighthouse

Owned by the Coldspring Heritage Society

For local tourist information, go to ColdspringHeritageSociety on Facebook.

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  • Location: 100 feet from shore, north side of head
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1980
  • Began: 1890
  • Year Lit: 1890
  • Structure Type: Tapered Square wood tower, white, red lantern

Views of the Coldspring Head Lighthouse. Photos taken after repair, August 22, 2010.
Photos - © Marg Boak

Coldspring Head Lighthouse Locator Map



  • County: Cumberland
  • Region: Northumberland Shore
  • Body of Water: Northumberland Strait
  • Scenic Drive: Sunrise Trail
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 036 ft
  • Height Above Water: 060 ft
  • Latitude: 45~57~44.8
  • Longitude: 63~51~54.5
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

C/O Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3