"In spite of the tourists, a DEFINITE visit!" Top 5 Page for this destination Peggy's Cove by 850prc

Peggy's Cove Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 286 photos

The most-photographed lighthouse in Canada

Some 50 km southwest of Halifax, the small village of Peggy's Cove is famous mostly for its picturesque lighthouse. Nova Scotia and the maritimes in general have hundreds and hundreds of lighthouses. Most of them have their own special charm. But as for meeting the bill as "a maritimes lighthouse", there's no better representative than the gleaming whitewashed lighthouse with the fire-engine red cupola at Peggy's Cove.

If there have been ten million photos taken of this lighthouse, please consider the three or four on my short little page to be 10,000,001 - 10,000,004. :)

The lighthouse itself actually houses a small Canada Post station on its first floor.

It's said that 750,000 visitors a year come to Peggy's Cove. Here are two of the prettiest.

And here is my sweet Sara with her old man. :)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It is what it is, and it's what you expect to see.
  • Cons:A few thousand other people will be seeing it with you.
  • In a nutshell:A little town and lighthouse that still manages to remain charming despite 750,000 visitors a year.
  • Last visit to Peggy's Cove: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 20, 2009
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Thanks Pete- Im glad you wrote the tip about slipping on the rocks, one of the girls in our group nearly got hurt when she was trying to capture the lighthouse and the setting sun. What a beautiful place it was!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2011 at 3:52 AM

    Thanks Pete...we'll be going here in July

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    i liked your pictures and tips on this page. very nice warnings or dangers tips too.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Great pictures Pete!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    What a beautiful lighthouse! Numerous visitors gives proof of. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dec 12, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Great new page

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Hey, awsome lighthouse. I know your lighthouse photos are the best of all those hundreds of 100,000s of photos by all those 750,000 tourists.


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