Peggys Cove

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Halifax, Canada

Peggys Cove Halifax Reviews

aelder2259 aelder22…
206 reviews
A Photographer's Dream! Oct 08, 2013
After reading the disappointing reviews by other cruise critic members, I was starting to regret that I signed up for the Peggy's Cove excursion. I'm glad I did, though...it was my favorite place of the whole cruise to take photos!

Unlike some of the other reviewers, we spent 75 minutes at Peggy's Cove - plenty of time to walk through the town, take photos, get a bite to eat, and do a little shopping.

Hints: Take your passport with you and go upstairs of the main gift shop/restaurant - they will stamp it with a passport stamp that has the lighthouse in it. Also, everything upstairs is locally made (instead of China) and there was NO line at the checkout! Skip the crowd at the restaurant and head over to the hotdog cart ($5 for a dog and a soda) - she even makes her own relish and mustard.

My only negative comments are that there are so many people walking around the lighthouse that it's near impossible to get a complete photo of it without people in it. Too bad they don't make everyone clear out every 30 minutes (for 15 minutes) so people can take photos. Also, too many buses there at one time...I think 3 buses at a time is plenty (not the 20 that seemed to be there). The place is just too small for that many people.
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theseasidegirl theseasi…
10 reviews
Beautiful Location Oct 29, 2010
A visit to Peggy's cove is a must it's a lovely location and the town is a perfect example of a small rural village in NS. As you drive through a part of you feels like you have stepped back in time to a place where the life still exists as a community. The lighthouse itself is lovely and although windy it’s still beautiful and worth the taking a moment to enjoy the view. Also where the Swiss Air flight 111 crashed.
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infinitybiker infinity…
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lighthouse root Oct 24, 2009
Last time in canada (at 2001) was an unforgetuble trip!! My childhood memories) at glen margaret (a small vilage on the way to peggys cove)beside the sea...at the small warf my father made and was full of lobster traps! The deep blue color of the ocean and the beautifull nature...the colorfull fishing vilages on the south shore makes a painting its self!!! Its a peacefull place with lovely people and many continuing fishing lobster for generations and export worldwide!

from yarmouth to halifax i estimate is 33 lighthouses! On the root 333 reaching peggys cove for a coffee you will just adore the place with its enormus granite rocks 415 million years old!!! Remains of the retreating glaciers and scattered randomly around the area! You will explore the smooth rocks of the shore but be carefull cause large waves from the atlantik can strike without warning,especially in rough weather!!

you can always send a postcard from the only post office operating in a lighthouse:))

activities of the area include-whale watching-kayaking...dont forget the de garthe gallery!

going to halifax you will visit terence bay !! At this shores the s.s.atlantic came to the end of her fateful voyage in 1873!!

then back to halifax for a bruskie at the many bars and rests the city offers!!!

(i was lucky.. Beggining of december and was 20 degrees celsius!!)
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redcatxia redcatxia
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A Writer's Paradise---Peggy's Cove Jul 20, 2007
One of the most memorable places I visited in Nova Scotia was Peggy's Cove. It really puts things into perspective as you stand there among large chunks of rock both rough and smooth; looking out across the ocean. Though the lighthouse is there for all to see, I would think the peacefulness the crashing of the waves against land creates far outweights taking the trip for the lighthouse. Truly inspiring for anyone with a bit of a writer's block or in need of refreshing. Just be careful not to get too close to the water like I did, else nature might enjoy giving you a splash!
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silan silan
59 reviews
Jun 08, 2007
A visit to Peggy's Cove is a necessary experience if you're visitng Halifax, and is only a short drive away. It's best to see the famous lighthouse, rocks and water in the off-season so there aren't as many crowds and you can get some great pictures without the tops of strangers head at the bottom! I went in the beginning of June and there weren't too many people, and the weather was amazing!

The lighthouse isn't the only thing to see in Peggy's Cove. Though tourists may flock there, take some time to wander around the town a bit to see what else it has to offer.

Be sure to send a postcard from the lighthouse to friends or family to get "Peggy's Cove" stamped on it!
When my friend's dad was here, the…
My friend, Denise, writing a postc…
The token postcard picture
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