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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A small community, PEGGY'S COVE is located on the Eastern Shore of St. Margarets Bay and 43 kilometers southwest of Halifax. Peggy's Cove is one of the numerous small fishing villages located around the Chebucto Peninsula. Many artists and photographers flock to Peggy's Cove as do tourists and Bus Tours.
The village's famous Lighthouse with its classic colors of red and white, marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay. Situated on a granite outcrop, the lighthouse is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse.
Visitors may explore the granite outcrop around the lighthouse , despite numerous signs warning of unpredictable surf and slippery rocks. There have been many injuries and even death for some who do not heed the warnings.
The current lighthouse, octagonal in shape, was built in 1914 and is made of reinforced concrete. It stands almost 15 meters (50 feet) high.
From the beginning, the community's economy revolved around the fishery. Today tourism has overtaken fishing in economic importance. Peggy's Cove is simply a photographer's dream with all the colorful wooden houses, fishing boats and lobster traps. I have to say, I was soooo looking forward to my visit to Peggy's Cove and I was not disappointed. It was one of the highlights of our East Coast Road Trip.
As Hans and I were driving along Route #333 towards Peggy's Cove, I saw this lovely spot along the road, with a pond. I... more travel advice
As you drive up towards the Lighthouse and the Village -, you will see the VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE on your left.... more travel advice
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