As we turned off Hwy 333 on to Peggy’s Point Road, we were astonished to see such a quaint little fishing village that seemed to be frozen in time. Peggy’s Cove is certainly one of those bucket list destinations where you feel what life is like for the hard-working fishing families of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Nancy and I had already explored several other tourist destinations in beautiful Nova Scotia but this small fishing community with lobster boats moored in the little slot harbour surrounded by colorful wooden houses turned out to be our most favorite. And then to top it off, Peggy’s Cove is home to one of the most historic lighthouses in Canada,
Surrounded by water, it is no surprise that Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built in 1915, has been described as the most photographed lighthouse in Canada. Visitors are often bused in from Halifax, 40 km away, just to spend a few minutes admiring this picturesque guiding light perched high on a wave-washed rocky point near the village. Although the village can become crowded at the peak times during the day, we found those who stay in Peggy’s Cove have the place all to themselves early in the morning and later in the afternoon.
Spend an early morning exploring the rocks and watching the waves around the lighthouse. And don’t miss the sunset at the point! We especially enjoyed photographing the lighthouse at sunrise, capturing the reflection in the puddles that form in the rocks. Visitors are reminded by the posted signs that walking on wet dark rocks can be dangerous. The safest way to enjoy the view is to make sure you walk only on dry, white rocks and watch out for rough waves breaking over the rocks.
While most people spend just a few hours at the Cove, we felt our two days at the Cove provided the best experience. You just can’t enjoy Peggy’s Cove unless you spend time enjoying the sunrise and sunset… and the spectacular seafood in one of the local restaurants. We really enjoyed the hospitality and views from our room overlooking the harbour at Peggy’s Cove Bed and Breakfast. This little B&B run by a friendly husband and wife team made our stay comfortable and most enjoyable.
Peggy’s Cove is certainly one of those destinations that belong on everyone’s wish list. A unique village where you feel like slowing down to truly enjoy this picturesque coastal playground.
May your travels take you to only the most remarkable destinations. and on your journey, may only the remarkable photos be yours