If you’re visiting Nova Scotia don’t miss a trip to Peggy’s Cove, just 44 kilometres away from downtown Halifax. There’s not much to Peggy’s Cove – a church, a handful of homes, a gallery or two, a restaurant and one B&B – with an incredible view and wonderful hospitality too I might add. You don’t need long for a visit – perhaps a few hours – more if you’re into photography or you want to enjoy a long leisurely meal at the restaurant. But you could easily spend a day or two in the area – especially if you want to poke your nose into galleries, hike on the rocks, check out a myriad of seafood selling restaurants and I mean who doesn’t want to linger over a lobster club sandwich for lunch or dinner. And there’s some excellent kayaking too – just 10 minutes away out of East Dover.
Here’s a look at Peggy’s Cove – with most shots taken between 7 PM and 9:30 PM on one of the first non-rainy days they’d had in a very long time.
About the lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove
The lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove is actually called Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. It’s probably the most famous and most photographed lighthouse in Canada. The lighthouse, located at the entrance to Margaret’s Bay, was built in 1915 and is listed on the Canadian Registry of Historic Places. The building itself is given high marks for its “modern interpretation of the traditional lighthouse form, its successful functional design, high quality craftsmanship and materials.”
Have you been to Peggy’s Cove? What is your best memory of the area?
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Other posts related to my Nova Scotia trip you might like:
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- Don’t Miss a Stay at the Cape d’Or Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
- 45 Random Observations About Nova Scotia
- One of Nova Scotia’s Great Day Hikes: The Hike to Cape Split
- A Phenomenal Kayaking Trip Near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
- Beautiful Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
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