Peggy's Cove Travel Guide

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Peggy's Cove Highlights

  • Pro
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    victorwkf says…

     Famous lighthouse and nice fishing town 

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    850prc says…

     A few thousand other people will be seeing it with you. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Simonneeddy says…

     REALLY worth a visit 

Peggy's Cove Things to Do

  • Swissair 111 Memorial

    On September 2 1998 Swissair 111 left the JFK airport in New York, heading to Geneva. There were 129 passengers on board that day. There was a fire on board and the pilots requested an emergency landing. The pilot wanted to go back to Boston, but the air traffic controllers told them that Halifax was closer. They started dumping fuel in preparation...

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  • Head out to the Lighthouse!

    It's why you came here, to see the Lighthouse. Take a walk out along the rocks to get to the Lighthouse. Watch out for the slippery spots! The water sprays up and one must be careful not to fall.Their is a small fishing village you can walk though. It's so peaceful and serene.

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  • VISIT THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

    As you drive up towards the Lighthouse and the Village -, you will see the VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE on your left. There is plenty of parking spaces available there, so that's what we did. then its a short walk (uphill) to the Village and the Lighthouse. After our time exploring and taking pictures, I went in to the Centre, which is a "Nova...

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  • VISIT RYER LOBSTERS - LOBSTER POUND

    Located near Peggy's Cove in Indian Harbour, you can enjoy the experience of freshly cooked lobster at RYER LOBSTERS .Hans and I were headed to Peggy's Cove when I spotted two people sitting on a picnic table (pic #4) enjoying a feast of Lobster. We just had to stop there. I went inside and asked if we could take pictures of some live lobsters that...

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  • Swissair Flght 111 memorial sight

    Just a little South of Peggy's cove is the memorial sight of Swissair Flight 111.On September 2, 1998 the MD11 registered HB-IWF, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax International Airport at the entrance to St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. The crash site was 8 km from shore, roughly equidistant between Peggys Cove and Bayswater. 229...

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  • Perhaps THE town to get your maritimes...

    If you are reading VT, then you're probably like me... you enjoy travel and you're seldom caught without your camera.As we left for Atlantic Canada, I certainly had certain photo images in my mind, shots that I hoped I could find and record. Peggy's Cove is the sort of place you might find your maritimes image, the one you really want to show off....

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  • There's a village at Peggy's Cove,...

    Most people make the drive out to Peggy's Cove to see the famous lighthouse. And as you've read in my tip, it's the reason WE went, too.But, don't forget.... Peggy's Cove is a charming little village, too. It's a nice place to walk around for half an hour or so. There are shops, little restaurants and even some local craft vendors. And of course,...

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  • It's why you came - the Peggy's Cove...

    The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is the most-photographed in Canada. This beautiful white and red maritime sentinel has guided sailors and guarded the coastline for years and years. Additionally, it hosts a small Canada Post office on its first floor.Sure, there are many more secluded lighthouses and villages to check out in Nova Scotia. The hidden...

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  • Swiss Air Memorial

    In 1998, a Swiss Air plane crashed into the sea close to Peggy's Cove. All passengers were killed in the accident. To commemorate this sad event and the 229 victims, a memorial was built close to the village.

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  • Peggy's Cove's houses

    Scattered over the hills of the village, Peggy's Cove's colourful houses make up some very nice motives for photographs. A particularly nice one is the "Old Red Schoolhouse" on top of one of the hills.

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  • The Harbour

    Peggy's Cove's harbour is as picturesque as the lighthouse but not many people actually stop there as the buses take the masses directly to the lighthouse. It's not really something special, just a very photogenic little harbour with dark blue water, some lobster cages nearby and colourful buildings.

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  • The Lighthouse

    Okay, this is why everybody goes there: Visit the lighthouse, take a million pictures, buy a souvenir and send a postcard with a special lighthouse stamp to your buddies at home.In case you want to see/do a little more: Climb down the rocks, look for a quiet place and sit down to watch the sea and listen to the waves. Try to find the photographic...

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  • A Great Place to Hike

    I used to love hiking at Peggy's Cove. The landscape is very rocky and there are huge boulders all around that have been deposited by glaciers. I once got adventurous after a big snowfall and decided to make my own path back to my car. ... I ended up walking through snow that was up to my hips and had to dig out one of my boots after it got stuck...

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  • Check out the Lighthouse and Mail a Card

    The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is the only one in Canada which contains a working post office. I have to admit that I didn't walk out to it, just stood at the end of the path and took pictures.

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  • Visit the lighthouse

    Nova Scotia has a lighthouse preservation society .Peggy's Cove is one of the most popular lighthouse and most photographed in Nova Scotia. Visitor's are able to mail their post cards at the Post Office inside the lower level of the lighthouse. Peggy's Cove and the lighthouse may be reached on Highway 333 from Halifax, or Highway 103 from Halifax...

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Peggy's Cove Restaurants

  • Next to the Light House

    The Sou'Wester Restaurant is the place that all the tourists will visit.It was started by Jack Campbell in 1967 and seats 180 people.Besides the restaurant that serves excellent lobster, there is a gift shop.

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  • Shatford's By The Sea

    If you are having a day trip around Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg area, then you can consider having lunch at Shatford's By the Sea. This seafood restaurant is located at 731, Highway 329, Fox Point and serves many delicious seafood dishes, especially the lobsters. The good thing about this restaurant is the the food is cheap as compared...

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  • Sou Wester Restaurant

    This restuarant is just located next to the lighthouse and Soul Wester Gift Shop, with good view of the surroundings. I did not try the food here, but it seems that the ambience is quite good. More information, including the various dishes and prices are at the website below.

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Peggy's Cove Transportation

  • GETTING TO PEGGY'S COVE

    From Halifax International Airport follow Highway 102 Southbound to Exit 3 and turn left on Highway 213. Follow 213 to the end, then explore this picture-postcard area via Route 333, Highway 3, and Route 329.From Halifax take the St Margarets Bay Road to the Prospect Road exit and turn left on route #333 or take Highway 103 to Exit 5 and follow the...

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  • How to get there by car?

    Peggys Cove lies 43 kilometers southwest of Halifax on Route 333 which is part of the Lighthouse Route. To get there from Halifax, take Highway 103 Exit 2B to Route 333. It is about an hour drive. There is a parking area with washrooms on the edge of the village. There is another parking area near the lighthouse, which is usually more...

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  • Tall Tale Tours

    If you want a customised tour to visit famous places outside Halifax (such as Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove etc) which is operational all year around, I would recommend the Tall Tale Tours. They have customised tours from 1 to 6 people to famous places around Halifax and you can contact Mr Robert Young at tel: (902)8309179 or email...

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Peggy's Cove Shopping

  • Local Jewels

    Peggy's Cove Jewellery Studio sells local Jewelry.If you look for an exclusive Peggy's Cove souvenir visit this studio.

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  • Souvenir shops

    There are two souvenir shops at Peggy's Cove, the main one being Sou Wester Gift Shop which is located just next to the lighthouse (it has a restaurant as well). Another one is the Peggy Cove's Gift Shop which is located just below the first one as you walk down the road. Both stores sell many souvenirs of Peggy's Cove. The website is below if you...

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Peggy's Cove Warnings and Dangers

  • WARNING - DUCKS CROSSING

    As Hans and I were driving along Route #333 towards Peggy's Cove, I saw this lovely spot along the road, with a pond. I asked Hans to pull over so I could take some pictures. Alonely seagull was perched on a rock. Nearby was a sign warning that this is a DUCKS CROSSING area. I've seen deer crossing, moose crossing, cows crossing, horse area, Amish...

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  • Slip Slidin' Away....

    I'm not channeling Paul Simon songs here, I'm warning you about walking around on the lighthouse rocks at Peggy's Cove. One of the beautiful things about Peggy's Cove and visiting the lighthouse is that it is FREE. You just walk up and around, enjoying yourself, snapping your photos. And, you can also explore the rocks in and around the lighthouse....

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  • You are not the only visitor... not even...

    Peggy's Cove is a tiny little hamlet. There is a road TO Peggy's Cove that turns off NS route 333 and that's how you get in and out. The turn off road ENDS at the lighthouse parking area and gift shop. Now, factor in that this tiny town receives some 750,000 visitors per year. Do the math, and consider that for much of the year, the weather doesn't...

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Peggy's Cove What to Pack

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    by Cashee Updated Jul 5, 2007

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I was once in Peggy's Cove, hiking, and I got my period... It happens. ...But there was not a single place to buy a tampon; not even at the only store! I was stuck buying a pad from a vending machine. Yuck.

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Peggy's Cove Off The Beaten Path

  • INDIAN HARBOUR

    A small fishing community INDIAN HARBOUR is located along Route #333, between Peggy's Cove and Hackett's Cove. That is where we stopped to visit the Lobster Pound there. I also took many photos in the area as it was so pretty and there was a spot which I thought was such an "iconic" image of a fishing village, with the lobster shed, lobster traps...

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  • HUBBARDS

    Hubbards is a rural community along the northern shore of St. Margarets Bay, on the South Shore Region of Nova Scotia.In the earlier part of the 20th century, HUBBARDS was a successful fishing community.Today, Hubbards is a popular summer vacation spot with numerous cottages, inns, campgrounds and restaurants. Hubbards boasts a picturesque locale...

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  • The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

    Just a few km from Peggy's Cove proper, you'll find a simple memorial to the victims of the 1998 SwissAir Flight 111 crash. The memorial is clearly marked and accessible from NS highway 333, just a bit northeast of the turn-off to Peggy's Cove.The granite markers commemorate the 229 victims who died in the crash, along with the bravery and effort...

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Peggy's Cove Favorites

  • The Fisherman’s Monument

    The Fisherman’s Monument is made by sculptor William Edward deGarthe in a 100 foot granite face of rock below his home. William was born in Finland in 1926 and move to Halifax in 1955. Thereafter he moved to Peggy's cove and specialized in maritime pieces of art.The monument depicts 32 fishermen and their wives and children enveloped in the wings...

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  • PEGGY'S COVE - THE COMMUNITY

    Though Peggy's Cove is primarily a tourist attraction, its inhabitants (2009 population app. 46), still fish for lobster. THE COMMUNITY maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance. That's because the regional municipality and the province, have strict land use regulations, with most property development being prohibited - like you won't see a...

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  • PEGGY'S COVE LIGHTHOUSE

    Peggy's Cove Famous Lighthouse is officially known as Peggy Point Lighthouse. Peggy's Cove has a classic red and white lighthouse and is situated on a granite outcrop jutting into St. Margarets Bay. This lighthouse is one of the most photographed in Atlantic Canada.The firs lighthouse was built in 1868 and was a wooden house with a beacon on the...

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