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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • I know this is a common tourist attraction but I've always wanted to see this specific spot. The winds were strong and it was entertaining to see the seagulls play in the wind while we sat on the rock...  more »
  • With being so famous it was just busy enough . The view is breathtaking and the History inspiring. A bagpipes really set the mood and given the opportunity we took a moment to just breathe and watch t...  more »
  • Pretty place to stop and take a photo of the lighthouse, the sea and the rocks around it. A restaurant and a few shops and a very good info center.  more »
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  • A wonderful morning or afternoon jaunt from Halifax, Peggy's Cove is the iconic East Coast lighthouse. With glorious views begging for photographs, a beautiful village, and high quality restaurants and shops, it's ideal for locals and visitors alike. Two very important points: Respect the residents' property and privacy, and DON"T GO ON THE BLACK (wet) ROCKS. Seriously, people die there on a regular basis.
  • Beautiful lighthouse on a picturesque outcropping of rocks. For the best photos, I would recommend later in the afternoon so the sun does not interfere. The nearby restaurant is well worth the time and money.
  • Peggy's Point Lighthouse is located in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. It is a much photographed tourist attraction in Canada and may be the most photographed lighthouse in the world it is reported. It is a lot of fun seeing the ocean waves hit the rocks, but it is fun scrambling over those rocks and looking at the nearby wood houses in the cove. A great place to visit.
  • A historic place, went there the first time in 1998 and again with family in 2003 and that's when these pictures were taken. Indeed a majestic 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.