Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove at sunset

Peggy’s Cove

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.

Sightseeing day-trips to Peggy's Cove from Halifax are available through a number of tour operators including Ambassatours Gray Line, Blue Diamond Tours, Go North Tours, TayMac Tours, and more.

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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-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.

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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.

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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.

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