Visiting Peggy’s Cove, it’s easy to see why Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known and photographed lighthouses. Surrounded by rocks worn down by powerful ocean waves, colourful wooden homes perched on stilts, rugged fishing wharfs and lobster traps, every turn reveals picturesque and authentically Nova Scotian sights.
But don’t be fooled by the throngs of tourists, this is a working fishing village. As visitors make their way in and out of quaint gift shops, many featuring the work of local artists, fishing boats skim the harbour as they glide to the Atlantic Ocean in search of lobster and fish.
One of Peggy’s Cove main attractions is walking along the smooth rocks surrounding Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. But tourists be warned: many people have been swept off of the rocks and pulled out to sea. Crashing waves and rising tides can make the rocks a danger.
Thinking about visiting Nova Scotia? Here are a few resources and blogs to help you plan your trip:
- Nova Scotia Tourism
- Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region
- Travel Guide to Peggy’s Cove
- Trip Advisor: Peggy’s Cove
- The Planet D – Peggy’s Cove: the famous landmark from land and sea