Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove is a small fishing village just about 40 kms (26 miles) from Halifax.


Its inhabitants still fish for lobster, and the community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance.


Today, Peggy’s Cove is a major tourist attraction. When we arrived there at around 2 pm, the place was already crowded with tourists.

The big attraction there is the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. It was built in 1915. The rock formations around the lighthouse are a photographers dream.

We were there the first week of October, as it was not as busy as peak summer. Having said that it was still very busy with bus tours. The lighthouse, the restaurant, and shops were packed with people. We went by these busy spots and took time to walk around this charming village and enjoy very much of the beautiful scenery.

The rocks are unusual. Our guide told us they are “glacial erratics” and we could see the grooves on them from being dragged by the glacier.

You can explore the rocks, but there’s no real path, so be prepared to walk on uneven rocks.

This is how I imagine the lighthouse would be like under the blue sky. Photo was processed through the Photoshop.

Thank you for visiting!

52 thoughts on “Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

  1. Love it. I was there in December once it was blowing so hard It pushed me across the rocks. I kept my distant from the ocean side for sure. I had meant to go here and do a post about it this year but ran out of summer. Thanks Amy


  2. I never tire of seeing scenes of Peggy’s Cove. From the lighthouse to the rocks to the painted houses — what an iconic picture of that part of the world! (But I’m thinking there are lots more tourists by the lighthouse than when we visited. Wow!)

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  3. Peggys Cove looks fabulous, what an amazing place. Shame about the tourists but I guess that just goes to show what a good location it is. Lovely photos as well, particularly like the one of the two benches.

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  4. Looks lovely Amy. I have always wanted to visit Nova Scotia. Apparently it is where my husband’s heritage lies as the Melancon family escaped France and came through Nova Scotia and then were persecuted and forced to Louisiana. There is some kind of plaque there where they landed. Some day I will get there to see for myself!

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