PEGGY'S COVE + ST. MARGARET'S BAY

DETAILS

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 44KMs / 45min Drive

HIGHLIGHTS: Rock Cliffs, Lighthouse, Restaurant, Gift Shop

THINGS TO SEE & DO IN PEGGY'S COVE:
Walk about the fishing village
Climb the rocks
Take pictures of the crashing waves
Visit the lighthouse
Shop at the Gift Shop
Try a Lobster dinner at the Sou' Wester Restaurant

THINGS TO SEE & DO IN ST. MARGARET'S BAY:
Kayak in St. Margaret's Bay
Enjoy a coffee at the Bike and Bean Cafe in St. Margaret's Bay
Rent Bikes at the Bike and Bean Cafe and explore the nearby Rails to Trails
Visit Acadian Maple Products, Nova Scotia's largest processor of maple syrup
Go on a whale and leatherback turtle watching marine adventure

WEBCAM: Peggy's Cove Webcam

DIRECTIONS FROM HALIFAX:
Take the Nova Scotia Trunk 3 W/St Margarets Bay Rd heading to South Shore, then turn left onto scenic lighthouse route Prospect Rd/NS-333 then turn left onto Peggys Point Rd.

GOOGLE MAP: Peggy's Cove Map

DESCRIPTION

Located approximately 40km from downtown Halifax, Peggy's Cove is a must for every outdoor enthusiasts to do list! Surrounded by several active fishing villages, Peggy's Cove is a Canadian landmark located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. Historians believe the area was named in the 1600s by the great explorer Samuel de Champlain after his mother, Margarite.

Famous for its large rocky shore popular for climbing around on, the rocks were formed 400 million years ago, and shaped and smoothed over the years by mother nature into what they are today. The Cove faces right into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, and large waves crash upon the rocks offering an impressive sight and sound. The brisk ocean air is invigorating and awakens all the senses! Peggys Cove is home to the Peggys Point Lighthouse, an iconic Canadian lighthouse established in 1868. Dolphins, Bluefin Tunas, Right Whales and Leatherback Sea Turtles call the waters here home. Be sure to check out the gift shop when you visit Peggy's Cove as it contains many treasures and treats to remember your experience by!

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