Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove

The iconic Peggy's Cove Lighthouse beckons travelers by land and sea with its traditional white-and-red facade, as it marks the rugged eastern entrance to the bay. Step along the water-worn, rounded granite rocks that the beacon is built on, and watch the powerful Atlantic break heavily against them. The lighthouse represents a major stop on the region's Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. Be sure to take extra care exploring this area, as visitor can be swept off the rocks by larger waves. Don't forget your camera and capture this lighthouse, renowned for its composition. Arrange your visit to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Peggy's Cove using our Peggy's Cove trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Very nice lighthouse kept intact for the Tourists. The only other Item of note on the rocks is the Restaurant and gift shop. Is it worth it to go? Yup amazing by the ocean.  more »
  • Visited in December 2017, beautiful weather clear blue sky and sunshine, -12c with the wind chill a lot lower very strong wind job to stand. But well worth it the lighthouse was not open, but the gift...  more »
  • We were visiting PEI for 8 days (part tourism/part convention) and had already booked all our hotels etc. When our friends mentioned visiting Peggy’s Cove, we made it happen! We checked out of one loc...  more »
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  • The Peggy's Cove is always pleasant to visit. My personal preference to visit this picturesque place is during the spring to early fall, when the weather is sunny is cool to warm. The lighthouse is well photographed however during the peak season there are lots of people, so you can barely get a photo without a photo bomber. After your photo sessions, sunbathing and just relaxing you can visit their souvenir shop and restaurant. If you happen to be in the place you may want to get fresh lobsters to bring home with you. There is a lobster seller nearby.
  • I absolutely love this place! It's a cute little fishing village that's a must if you're staying in nearby Halifax or surrounding areas. Sunset is definitely the most gorgeous time to go, but there will always be a crowd in the summer months. If you go in the fall, you might get lucky with the number of people.
  • Beautiful and unique place, a little crowded in the summer, but if you walk a bit you can find a quiet place to watch the waves crash. You can spend hours here soaking in the natural beauty of the place. It can be sunny and bright, or foggy and a bit ghostly, both are awesome to experience. Be careful on the rocks! Granite is very abrasive, and the waves are violent.
  • Very picturesque and quaint seaside town. A bit on the touristy side, but that does not diminish the charm. Lots of gift shops and restaurants. Interesting tip: if you are visiting from outside of Canada, be sure to bring your passport into the gift shop by the lighthouse. They will stamp it for you, and they tell me they are the only location in Canada that can place stamps on passports. It's not necessary in any procedural sense, but these days it is just a memento of your visit to Canada.
  • This place is amazing. We went on a Norwegian cruise excursion. The only disappointing thing is that we had little time there. Like 30 minutes. And there were lots of people. If you have the money consider private transportation and stay a few hours. Or do a Long excursion. Beautiful place to visit.

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