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Beautiful Peggy's Cove
Beautiful Peggy's Cove

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

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If you’re visiting Nova Scotia don’t miss Peggy’s Cove, just 44 km away from downtown Halifax. There’s not much to the fishing village – a church, a handful of homes, a gallery or two, a restaurant and a few B&B’s.

You don’t need long for a visit in Peggy’s Cove – 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 Peggys Cove from Peggys Cove B&B - a place I highly recommend
The view from Peggy’s Cove B&B 
Lovely peaceful evening and nice light in Peggy's Cove
Lovely peaceful evening and nice light
Bright, colourful boats are the norm in Peggys Cove
Bright, colourful boats are the norm
The Maritimers aren't afraid of  a little colour
The Maritimers aren’t afraid of  a little colour
People look like ants on the rocks around Peggys Cove
People look like ants on the rocks 
The colourful harbour in Peggys Cove
The colourful harbour in Peggy’s Cove
Catching the long rays of summer
Catching the long rays of summer
You could spend hours watching the waves roll in at Peggys Cove
You could spend hours watching the waves roll in
Everyone is a photographer at Peggy's Cove
Everyone is a photographer here

Info 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
Beautiful sunset
Gorgeous summer sunset

In the fall of 2021, a new observation deck was added that will allow people with disabilities much better access. You are still able to access the rocks.

Rendering of the new observation deck at Peggy's Cove
Rendering of the new observation deck at Peggy’s Cove

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

For more information about visit Nova Scotia visit the tourism website.

Further reading about things to do in Nova Scotia trip 

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

 

 

 

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