Peggy’s Cove is a beautiful fishing village and tourist favourite, a short drive from Halifax in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada.
Peggy’s Point Lighthouse on a granite outcrop to the south of the village is a favourite of photographers; this iteration of the seafarer’s friend was built in 1915, it’s the second lighthouse on this site. Despite being built in concrete it apes the traditional style octagonal style of wooden lighthouses found elsewhere on the coast.
The village, with its well sheltered harbour, is still a thriving fishing community. Lobster pots and fishing nets are dotted everywhere around the village.
As a working village, the clap-board buildings show evidence of real use, rather than being an overly preserved and lifeless tourist trap. But there are still plenty to interest the visitor, from places to eat to art galleries and guest houses.
The rocky coast is perfect for lobster fishing. The rugged conditions demand seaworthy and capable boats.
Wild flowers in full bloom add a touch of colour to the beautiful vistas.
Strict usage and zoning laws mean that this picturesque village hasn’t been taken over with second homes and weekend cottages, and remains a thriving year round, working, community.
Peggy’s Cove Bar, overlooking the harbour,
The bar’s terrace is a perfect place for a drink and to watch the world go by.
The beautiful Bluenose Coast and deep blue of St Margaret’s Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
A photographer’s dream: strongly contrasting colours from the idyllic looking ocean and the bright red of the lighthouse cupola.
Fuss Free Flavours visited Canada with The Canadian Tourism Commission & Tourism New Brunswick.
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Wow, really beautiful photos of a lovely looking place. Such bright colours!
Wonderful scenery and colours, perfect for photography.
This looks stunning!! What a lovely place to visit. The lighthouse looks so lovely, great photos xx
The lighthouse is in a perfect setting, and very photogenic.
How beautiful. Canada is on my bucket list. My grandad was born there so would love to look into family history.
How wonderful to have that connection, it would be such a great experience to look in to your family history.
Healthy & Psyched
Oh wow. That does look totally idyllic. I love the colours in your photos.
The beautiful colours just add that sense of wonder to the scenery.
wow what a stunning landscape, I am so mesmerised and cannot believe I won’t be witnessing it myself any time soon! xx
The landscape is perfect, something very special about the feeling of the place.
Wow peggys cove is so beautiful. I can imagine myself chilling there for a few hours!
You could certainly spend several hours just enjoying the scenery and the atmostphere of the place.
Rhiannon-Skye A Boden
You took some really lovely shots and it seems like you had an amazing day – I’m really glad to have read this.
Thank you Rhiannon, I really enjoyed taking the photos, perfect conditions.
Fashion and Style Police
Lovely photos. I would love to visit Canada one day.
Thank you. I would definitely add it to a wish list of places to see.
It looks like a beautiful place, I’m a little bit in love with the lighthouse and how blue the sea is! <3
it is an amazing place.
Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
So picturesque, the lighthouse is especially beautiful
I love the lighthouse.
Ahhh something in a story book!! the light house looks amazing!
isn’t it just!
Great pictures! The weather looks so ridiculously good there, I’m loving the blue sky
it was amazing! I so want to go back
Holly - Little Pickle's Mom
Ah I’ve always wanted to visit Nova Scotia! I’d love to go to Canada – my best friend is Canadian and we didn’t even make it out there for her wedding. One day, we’ll get there.
it is the easiest part of Canada to visit, and perfect road trip.