Peggy's Cove, Halifax
Lighthouse on a granite out crop..China /Japan ..Over priced souvenirs...Lousy restaurant..on a cruise ship day ..LAST place on the planet you want to be...Looks like a fishing village..the only thing they fish is....TOURISTS
Unique Suggestions: "DONT GO"
Fun Alternatives: Spend you time in Halifax exploring a very beautiful and historic city...Titanic April 12 1912..Halifax Explosion Dec 6 1917 ..The noon gun at the Citadel..Pier 21. Public Gardens..Dalhouise University..Sir Sanford Fleming Park ..York Redoubt..Point Pleasant Park..Hydrostone District and SO much more...A REAL fishing village ..250 years old..Fishermans Cove in Eastern Passage is only 20 minutes from Downtown Halifax...all this and more can be done in 3 hours..The tour on the BUSES to Peggys Cove is 3 hours
Peggy's Cove is a small fishing village about 30 miles outside of Halifax and is a tourist mecca. The scenery is quaint, a small village built on huge granite rocks with a lighthouse at the end. There are gift shops and a restaurant. The buses bring loads of tourists every day during high season so it can get quite crowded. There are even a line of "johnny on the spot" portable toilets along the parking lot at the restaurant which overlooks the lighthouse. the lighthouse has a small post office in it as well that may or may not be open. The gift shops do have some nice crafts and things but also a lot of tat. There is also a small gallery featuring the works of William DeGarthe, a painter and sculptor who had a summer home here. It's still a working fishing village for the residents as well.
Unique Suggestions: Just remember, the rocks can be slippery and you can be caught out by a rogue wave if you are too close to the water. People get caught all the time and lost in the sea. There is also a small gallery featuring the works of William DeGarthe, a painter and sculptor who had a summer home here that's worth a visit. The food at the restaurant is ok, the ice cream from the takeaway stand is delicious.
Fun Alternatives: There are lots of pretty villages along highway 333 that leads to and from the Cove along St. Margaret's Bay or go a little further south and visit Chester.