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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove

4.7
#2 of 84 in Historic Sites in Nova Scotia
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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  • One of my favorite places in Nova Scotia. This is my second visit and I am always thrilled with the splendor. The mix of sea-rock-sky and beautiful lighthouse. This is just wow!
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  • Great area to see. Small but worth seeing and taking time to explore and relax and breathe in the ocean air.  more »
  • A must see. We got there at 8:30 am on a weekday and it wasn't so crowded. It got very busy by noon.  more »
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  • Absolutely breathtaking. I loved it so much. You see the big, smooth white rocks to climb and walk all over. The Lighthouse is beautiful. It was very windy though so just be prepared. We went on a grey day but still it was beautiful. I would love to go back many times. Even the drive up was nice. The restaurant and gift shop was cute. We had the stuffed lobster tail from the restaurant and it tasted so heavenly. Highly recommend.
  • This place is wonderful and has some amazing views and rich history.. Just seeing the light house for me would have made my day.. When I visited the temp was beyond cold -20's and the wind so ferocious it felt as if it could have blown us away.. To attempt to get out of our car we literally had to force the doors open.. The air was so cold it was painful to be out in.. Would I do it again.. In a heartbeat..
  • Great place to visit. When the sun is out and the rocks are dry it's awesome to walk around the area. It's also pretty easy to get to and usually has ample parking. It's usually full of tourists and locals a like.
  • Beautiful place! Love jumping the rocks and listening to the sounds of the waves. Best to visit out of touristy times, parking can get limited.
  • Must visit place. Plenty of resorts neat by. You make take toot own n food to save bucks though.

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