Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses, but no beacon is as photographed as the one in the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Scramble over giant rocks worn smooth by the sea and share in the view.
You may come for the famous lighthouse, but there’s lots more here to see - and to the sea. Waves exploding around ocean-washed rocks (but don’t get too close!), wooden houses perched along the narrow inlet, the famous gingerbread at the Sou’Wester Restaurant, the arts & crafts stores scattered among the fishing shacks, and the home-made ice-cream at Dee Dee’s.
William E. deGarthe Memorial Monument
William E. deGarthe carved this “lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen” on a 30-metre (100-feet) long granite outcropping behind his house in Peggy’s Cove. The sculpture depicts 32 fishermen, their wives and children, St. Elmo with wings spread, and the legendary Peggy of Peggy’s Cove.