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.
Peggy's Cove Fishing Village
You may come for the famous lighthouse, but there’s lots more here to see - and to the sea. Waves exploding around ocean-swept rocks (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 homemade ice-cream at Dee Dee’s.
Explore the Cove Safely
The ocean water around Peggy’s Cove is dangerous. Rogue waves (unpredictable, rough waves) commonly splash up over the rocks, even on calm, sunny days. Stay off the wet, dark rocks and do not swim. The safest way to enjoy the view is to make sure you are walking on dry, white rocks. Learn more about safety at Peggy’s Cove and how to stay #SafeOnShore.
Guided Hikes of Peggy's Cove
Venture through a landscape transformed some 12,000 years ago by glaciers on a guided hiking tour of Peggy's Cove with Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions. Hike through the coastal barrens and learn about the unique vegetation and the wildlife that calls the barrens their home.
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.