Peggy's Cove 9
photo by The.Rohit

Peggy's Cove is a hamlet and popular tourist spot in Nova Scotia. It is both bleak and picturesque with its historic and still-used lighthouse standing watch over the village and the granite rocks and cliffs.

Getting there

Highway 333 is the only road in and out of town (take exit 5 from Hwy 103). It is about 45 minutes southwest of Halifax. The tour buses roll in steadily so it's better to get out there early in the day if you want to avoid them.

Traveling around

By foot.


  • Take in the views -- the lighthouse, the ocean, the fishing village. The sunsets are gorgeous and peaceful on clear summer evenings, but the best times to see Peggys Cove are the stormy days, when the waves crash against the cliffs sending salt spray high into the air.

  • The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial is about one km north of the village. It commemorates the victims of the flight which crashed into the ocean just off the coast of Peggys Cove.


  • Sou'wester Restaurant , 902 823-2561, M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 9AM-7PM, 178 Peggy's Point Road, at the end of the road by the lighthouse, Lots of fish on the menu here. The chowder is good.


Peggy's Cove Big Lake Lodge (MOTEL)- A beautiful 7 room motel, located on "Big Lake", just 10 minutes from Peggy's Cove. 5849 Prospect RD. (HWY 333 "The Lighthouse Route"), BOZ-3T8 Nova Scotia. Tel (year round): (902)982 1296 Tel (seasonal): (902)852 2048 Fax (seasonal): (902)852 2862 E-MAIL:

Get out

Continue down the South Shore to Chester and historic Lunenburg.

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