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Visiting Nova Scotia? Don’t Miss Peggy’s Cove

Visiting Nova Scotia? Don’t Miss Peggy’s Cove

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.

"The view of Peggy's Cove from Peggy's Cove B&B"

The view of Peggy’s Cove from Peggy’s Cove B&B – a place I highly recommend

Lovely peaceful evening and nice light in Peggy's Cove

Lovely peaceful evening and nice light in Peggy’s Cove

Bright, colourful boats are the norm in Peggy's Cove

Bright, colourful boats are the norm

"The Maritmers aren't afraid of colour"

The Maritimers aren’t afraid of  a little colour

"People look like ants on the rocks around Peggy's Cove"

People look like ants on the rocks around Peggy’s Cove

The colourful harbour in Peggy's Cove

The colourful harbour in Peggy’s Cove

"The area around Peggy's Cove is nothing but rock"

The area around Peggy’s Cove is nothing but rock

You could spend hours watching the waves roll in at Peggy's Cove

You could spend hours watching the waves roll in

"Everyone is a photographer at Peggy's Cove"

Everyone is a photographer at Peggy’s Cove

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.” 

Beautiful lighthouse reflection in Peggy's Cove

Beautiful lighthouse reflection

"Everyone is trying to get the perfect sunset shot"

Trying to get the perfect sunset shot

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Have you been to Peggy’s Cove? What is your best memory of the area?

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Peggy's Cove is a must see spot in Nova Scotia and an easy day trip from Halifax

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Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 57,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

This Post Has 20 Comments
  1. These pictures are stunning – so colorful! Peggy’s Cove looks so quaint and serene – just the place I’d like to visit. 🙂

  2. You captured the light beautifully. I did catch the phrase, one ‘on of the non-rainy days’. . .yikes, sounds like Seattle weather. Would be interesting to see it in the gray-shaded days as well. Most interesting post, Leigh, and another place to put on the future’s list.

    1. @Jackie Nova Scotia has had a horrible spring but since I’ve been here it’s been great and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will continue. If you make it to NS this place is a must. it’s timeless in its beauty.

  3. I have wanted to go to Peggy’s Cove since seeing pictures of that lighthouse. The colorful houses and the tranquil backdrops are also irresistible. Postcard perfect pictures, Leigh! Love that reflection shot.

    1. @Mary The drive into Peggy’s Cove for the last few kilometers actually gets me excited as it’s that beautiful. Nova Scotia is a fabulous spot for kids in the summer with all the beaches – but such a different feel than the west coast.

  4. Peggy’s Cove’s on my list. I love the quaintness of it and could definitely see myself lingering there for a day or two, just soaking up the ambience. Thanks for reminding me how beautiful and serene it is, Leigh.

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