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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and other Peggy's Cove attractions using our handy Peggy's Cove travel itinerary maker.
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  • We took a tour that specifically went to Peggy's Cove. However, we didn't realize that there was a daily crush of tourists to see this beautiful site. The lighthouse and area of Peggy's Cove around it...  read more »
  • Just like every postcard that you have seen of this iconic landmark. Be careful of the terrain easy to slip and hurt yourself. Huge selfie spot! 
  • nice up close lighthouse. great for pictures. Up til two years ago it was a working lighthouse. had a nice sunny day so it was beautiful 
  • Always an awesome experience to go there. It's best to go on a weekday during summer as the weekends are naturally busy and early September brings in a lot of university orientation tours. A very scenic place so make sure you charge up your camera. Also if you're someone who wants go from rock to rock around the lighthouse then it will be a great experience...just make sure you have comfortable footwear. There is parking right next to the lighthouse but it's mostly full so just check out the overflow parking in front of the visitor centre which is hardly 500m from lighthouse. Will def go again when I visit Hfx.
  • So much great things has been said and written about this place (which I generally agree with) so I am not going to repeat them. The only thing I would say is that I am thankful that this place is free for the public to enjoy. The place seems always busy so the abandoned images of the lighthouse seen on postcards are somewhat suspect. I only had about 10 seconds to capture photos of the lighthouse without anyone being in the picture, with a lot of angling so that people close by are not included in the shot. It was windy and cold when I visited so I recommend bringing layers. It was cloudy at first but thankfully, the sun showed up shortly and illuminated the place nicely. In the afternoon, the best place to take photos is behind the lighthouse on the western shore of the peninsula. The small village by the cove is somewhat less busy but is as picturesque.
  • Peggy's Cove is a small town that you can tell is mostly built around the popularity of the lighthouse that sits out on the rocks. It is very much a standard tourist stop for anyone visiting Halifax or the surrounding area given the proximity to the city and the way the town caters to those visitors. The lighthouse itself is in great shape and is beautifully placed for pictures. The landscape surrounding it is also very conducive to nice photos. That being said, it is damn near impossible to take a photo without 100 other people in it. The site is so popular that by 9 AM on a Tuesday morning it is overrun with people milling about taking 100 selfies and not paying any attention where they are walking. There were also a large number of dogs on the grounds wandering about so the place is clearly dog friendly. No cats were spotted. I suggest a visit, but good luck taking a decent picture without other people wandering through it. Also, a quick tip, park near the town entrance and walk up the lighthouse. Driving up is a hassle given the hundreds of people milling about and walking down the middle of the road not paying any attention.
  • Gorgeous view of the Atlantic and the small town of Peggys Cove. Beautiful views, inviting atmosphere and amazing people. If you're in the area definitely come check out this amazing place :)
  • Amazing natural scenery. The rocks are fun to run and climb on. Great drive out from Halifax with lots of twisty roads and hills. The lighthouse is nice but the cove itself is the interesting part.
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