The Peggy's Cove Area of our region follows along route 333 from West Dover and includes the villages of Peggy's Cove, Indian Harbour, Hackett's Cove and Glen Margaret. The historic lighthouse and stunning scenery in this area are the main attractions but there is enough to do here to entertain you for two or three days.
Spend a day walking and shopping in Peggy's Cove Village. This is a working fishing village with all that accompanies that activity. Fishermen come and go, lobster traps and fish nets decorate the wharves and roadside, and fishing boats come and go from the local wharf. Learn the geology and history of the Village as told on story boards scattered throughout the area. Shop for souvenirs at the gift shops, enjoy an espresso and cookie on the deck at Beales while taking in the view of the cove and be sure to stop for chowder and gingerbread at the Sou'Wester Restaurant.
Go hiking in the thousand acre Peggy's Cove Preservation Area. Glaciers shaped the land thousands of years ago, ancient boulders, some weighing many tons, are scattered along the coast. For those who love and respect the earth, and who wish to experience the connection between themselves and the "Oneness of all Things", a quiet visit to this area is a must. This area is very delicate and we ask that you stay on the paths already created by the many people who have explored the area. Locals can direct you to the best spots to enjoy the area.
Peggys Cove lies 43 kilometers southwest of Halifax on Route 333 which is part of the Lighthouse Route. There is a parking area with washrooms on the edge of the village. There is another parking area behind the Sou'wester Restaurantt near the lighthouse.
Peggys Cove is a popular destination and many tour buses arrive in the middle of the day. To avoid the crowds, the best time to visit in summer is before 10 AM or after 4 PM.
We reccommend the following dining establishments:
We recommend the following accommodations for your stay in Peggy's Cove:
The Atlantic tide varies between 1.5 and 2 meters (4 to 6 feet). The ocean temperature ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and falls to between 0.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius (33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter. The ocean moderates temperatures on land year round.
The shape of the ocean floor and the numerous ocean currents facilitates a rich diversity of marine life along the Atlantic coastline. The Labrador Current flowing south from the Arctic cools the ocean during the summer months. Offshore, the Gulf Stream, travelling northwest from the Caribbean to the northern Europe warms the ocean waters. The confluence of currents off Nova Scotia brings unusual Arctic and tropical species to St. Margaret's Bay. Marine life includes:
We offer several fabulous tours to experience our Atlantic Marine Life, such as; Seal and Puffin Tour, Deep Sea Fishing Charter, Chartered Tour or Sightseeing Tour. All of our tours offer an Underwater Video Camera so that you can fully appreciate the Marine Life of our Atlantic Waters.
Whatever your touring needs are, we are always happy to accommodate you! Please contact us for more information.