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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove

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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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  • This is a beautiful place to visit if you enjoy the ocean, the beautiful Peggy's Cove is one of the most picturesque places in NS..people come from all over the world to breath in the salt water air, ...  more »
  • This is definitely a MUST if in Nova Scotia but make sure you go early. We managed to get parked in the car park just as you enter the village and walked the short way to the rocks and lighthouse. The...  more »
  • This is a beautiful site. Spend some time taking photos and walking around the rocks. Then head over to where the houses are and snap some colourful photos there. Ensure you're wearing proper footwear...  more »
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  • Stunning views of the light house, amazing rock formations, great view of the ocean. They have a gift shop and a restaurant. You can get really good lobster here. Price is reasonable. The place doesn't close at 5 as it says in google. The restaurant closes at 8:30 pm through season. The gift shop closes at 7:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • This place is super pretty. The color of the water and the drive in is just amazing. But not a lot to do here. Makes for a good weekend drive.
  • This is a must-see in Nova Scotia. Incredible ocean views and sea breeze. It's all very photogenic, so be sure to bring your best camera. Just make sure you stay away from any dark or wet-looking rocks!
  • 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.