Kayaking in Lower Prospect with East Coast Outfitters.
Peggy’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia’s most visited villages. This small fishing village has retained its authentic seafaring history and rugged coastal scenery since the original settling families set up shop in the 1800s.
Explore beyond the obvious with these insider’s tips to experience Peggy’s Cove like a local!
Stroll a pearly white beach, eat red hot lobster, sit by a crackling fire. Go on a take-your-breath-away hike, sip on a heady ale from our micro-breweries, Hell Bay or Boxing Rock, or wet your whistle on an Ironworks perfectly distilled spirit. There’s something in the air here. You can taste it as surely as fresh salt spray on your lips. Outdoor experiences & fine dining, lighthouses & wilderness, culture & history – come see us on the South Shore.
Hop on the Tancook Island ferry in Chester and travel to this picture-perfect island located 9.5 km (6 mi) off mainland Nova Scotia. Stroll the peppery sand of Southeast Cove Beach, search for fossils near the wharf, peddle or hike your way around the island and see why birdwatchers, artisans and photographers flock here.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a pristine and isolated 22 km² stretch of coastline near Liverpool. An outdoor adventurers’ paradise, explore two hiking trails that leads hikers to glacier-carved headlands, secluded rocky coves and white sand beaches where seals and shorebirds are frequently seen.
Renowned for its unique architecture, step back in time while walking about the picturesque town of Lunenburg, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore artisan galleries and local shops, dine in amazing restaurants, tour the historical waterfront and learn of the rich seafaring history.
Nova Scotia’s most photographed lighthouse, Peggys Point Lighthouse, known to many as Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, is situated in the quaint fishing village of Peggys Cove. Built in 1915, the lighthouse is perched at the tip of the village on wave-washed granite boulders and was home to a post office until 2009.
Nestled on the South Shore near of the town of Lunenburg, artists, photographers and kayakers alike will be delighted with the undeniable natural beauty of the fishing village of Blue Rocks. Blue Rocks has been a popular destination for artists and photographers since the 1940s.
Located on the southern-most tip of Nova Scotia, The Hawk Beach is spectacular white sand beach where, at low tide, you can explore a 1,500 year old drowned forest of petrified tree stumps that are still rooted in the original soil. The beach is also known as one of the best birding areas in Nova Scotia.
Built in 1855, the Fort Point Lighthouse is the site where deMonts and Champlain landed in 1604 and the location of a Privateers’ fort that defended the town and the trading routes in the 18th century. Open year-round, the park includes picnic tables, interpretive panels and a beautiful view of Liverpool Harbour and Coffin Island Lighthouse.