Peggy’s Cove: Visiting Canada’s most photographed lighthouse

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Peggy's Point Lighthouse, Bagpiper, Peggy's Cove, Lighthouse

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.

Peggy's Point Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Water, Reflection

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.

Peggy's Cove, Nova ScotiaPeggy's Cove, boat, Harbour Mist

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.

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Thinking about visiting Nova Scotia? Here are a few resources and blogs to help you plan your trip:

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  • Susan Go May 11, 2017, 2:34 pm Reply

    The mystique of the fog against the bright colors creates something ethereal. Gorgeous!

  • Paula January 13, 2017, 6:13 am Reply

    I love the 4th image from the bottom. Thank you for sharing this site with us.

    • Jon January 13, 2017, 8:22 am

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for checking out my site!

  • Yann Gourvennec January 11, 2017, 12:56 am Reply

    Beautiful pics.

    • Jon January 11, 2017, 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • prior.. January 10, 2017, 6:54 pm Reply

    wonderful tour of this coastal area – and the colors were my fav part – and the lighthouse of course…

    • Jon January 10, 2017, 7:36 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Rupali November 8, 2016, 2:36 am Reply

    Wow, amazing place and so are pictures.

    • Jon November 8, 2016, 6:33 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • stridedaily October 23, 2016, 9:04 pm Reply

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  • Sacha October 14, 2016, 4:41 pm Reply

    Your images look amazing!

    • Jon October 14, 2016, 5:50 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • bythebriny October 14, 2016, 12:12 pm Reply

    Gorgeous photos. What a beautiful location!

    • Jon October 14, 2016, 5:50 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Lignum Draco October 14, 2016, 3:56 am Reply

    Nice shots. Thanks for the tour.

  • Mario Aquilina October 12, 2016, 5:37 pm Reply

    Jon, these pictures are amazing! Truly amazing. I really like the effect of your ultra wide lens – it adds a whole other dimension to your photography! Having just visited Peggy’s Cove ourselves I can truly appreciate the beauty of this quaint and famous village on Nova Scotia’s south shore.

    • Jon October 12, 2016, 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much Mario! Looking forward to seeing more of your photos soon!

  • Sarah October 12, 2016, 4:55 pm Reply

    I’m so glad I could share the beauty of the East Coast with you!

    • Jon October 12, 2016, 5:04 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

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