Peggy’s Cove & Area

Scale rocks sculpted by the ice age 20,000 years ago, to the famous lighthouse, and take a keepsake photo. Cautiously hike along granite outcrops marveling at the powerful surf, relax with some homemade chowder and gingerbread. Have a yarn with our resident fishermen and artists who call this natural masterpiece home. While traveling along Highway 333, be sure not to miss the villages of Terence Bay, West Dover, Prospect, Peggy’s Cove, and Indian Harbor.

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Hidden Gem:

Clam Pond Tidal Pool:You don’t want to miss the sea life located in the delicate environment of the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area.

Things to Do:

Visit the deGarthe Gallery & Fishermen’s Monument:

View the private collection of artist William E. deGarthe housed in his former home in Peggy’s Cove.

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The Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Canada and an icon of our marine heritage, but don’t be a fool… STAY OFF THE WET AND BLACK ROCKS!

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Stroll Through the Village:

So many photo opts in such a tiny place!

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Take a Scenic Boat Tour:

Get a closer view at arctic terns, puffins, seals, and the occasional whale. Tours depart from the Peggy’s Cove Government Wharf.

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Shop the Village of Peggy’s Cove:

Take little piece of Peggy’s Cove home with you – lots of handcrafted goodies to choose from at Beales’ Bailiwick.

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Shut-In Island:

The uniquely shaped granite island is just a boat ride away! If you’re up for the hike, you’re in for an amazing view. Camping is permitted on the island, but watch out for its resident ghosts…

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Fish or Launch Your Boat at Peggy’s Cove Government Wharf or West Dover Government Wharf.

  • Peggy’s Cove Government Wharf.
    178 Peggy’s Cove Road, Peggy’s Cove.

Explore the oceans playground:

Bring your own gear or guided tours, dive training, and rental equipment are available from Torpedo Rays in Halifax.

  • Cranberry Cove:
    From the entrance to Peggy’s Cove, turn left on Hwy 333. The dive entrance is on the left after about 600 metres (2000 feet).
  • Paddy’s Head:
    From Hwy 333, turn down Paddy’s Head Road in Indian Harbour. The dive entrance is on the right just before the bridge.
  • “It’s Some Good”:
    Indulge in delicious homemade chowder, gingerbread, fudge, ice cream, or lobster.
  • Dee Dee’s Gourmet Ice Cream will Satisfy the Most Discriminating Ice Cream Lover. Located in Peggy’s Cove.
  • Ryer & Ryer Lobster Pound:
    This is an authentic Nova Scotia experience you’ll be sad you missed! Have a lobster cooked right before your eyes and feast away at a picnic table. Lobster to go? They can do that to!
  • Homemade Fudge and Gingerbread at the Sou’Wester Restaurant in Peggy’s Cove is sure to please.
  • Treat yourself to a plentiful bowl of Seafood Chowder at Tea & Treasures.
  • The Finer Diner serves a delicious chowder and lobster club sandwich.
Photo Opportunity:The lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove

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