Peggy's Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality, which is the site of Peggys Point Lighthouse (established 1868).
Peggy's Cove is 43 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula.
The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggy's Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the eastern point of the St. Margaret's Bay.
The historic lighthouse and stunning scenery in this area are the main attractions but there is enough to do here to entertain you for several days. Peggy's Cove Village 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.
A popular local attraction, Atlantic Puffins and Seals can be viewed in their natural habitat by taking a Peggy's Cove Boat Tour. From June through August this 2-2½ hour tour will take you out to Pearl Island the only puffin nesting colony on the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia, where you’ll also see; Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Common Terns, Common Eiders and Seagulls. Then we’ll steam back to Seal Rock to watch the seals sunbathing or feeding depending on the tides and then cross the head of beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay.
The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of the scenic St. Margaret's Bay, offers you a wide range of attractions and experiences that will help make your holiday a memorable one. Many of our area's assets are tucked away on side roads or in scenic coves and harbours, that are just waiting for you to find and explore.
Besides the stunning natural beauty of this area there are a whole host of exciting activities and experiences to savour. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, and golf courses and our pristine beaches offer fun for the whole family.