After a two hour bus ride from where we were docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia we climbed off the bus into the place that does gray skies better than anywhere else in the world. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a more photogenic place than Peggy’s Cove. We were only there for a brief hour, but we made every effort we could to soak it all up.
Peggy’s Cove is a tourist destination, along the rocks to the lighthouse the people look like hundreds of ants. And if you’ve read any of my other posts you know that I’m not the biggest fan of crowds, so I wouldn’t recommend this spot if it wasn’t worth it.
The town around the cove is quaint with ice cream shops, gift stores and a very unique old wooden house by the water. Inside are all kinds of trinkets that have washed up on shore from buoys to bottles. Everything there is very cheap and I thought they were pretty unique as souvenirs go.
By the lighthouse there was a man playing the bagpipes, completely setting the tone for our lazy hour in this little seaside village.
- If you do have some cash there is a watercolor artist by the lighthouse who sells some beautiful prints for $20 each.
- Make sure you walk through the town, visit the Fisherman’s Monument in the rocks, buy some ice cream, and stop by The Buoy Shop.
Where: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
When: Daytime 9-5ish
Cost: Free to walk around and take pictures!!