Peggy's Cove, a small picturesque fishing village, (population 60) surrounds a narrow ocean inlet which provides a safe haven for boats during the Atlantic's rough weather.
August 1914, the present lighthouse was built to replace the old wooden structure
that had previously served both as a dwelling-house for the lighthouse keeper,
and as a lighthouse, with a lantern on top of its roof. During World War
II, it was used as a Radio Station for the Royal Canadian Navy. This old
house, many can still remember, had withstood many a storm, and hurricanes,
but finally was so badly damaged by "Hurricane Edna" in 1954, that it was
decided shortly afterwards to demolish it.
A lighthouse built on the large smooth wave washed granite rocks is the crowning feature of this beautiful Atlantic cove. A large parking area has been blended in near the lighthouse for visitor access and during mild weather, you can walk over the huge boulders to enjoy the splendid view in all directions.
Cove Lighthouse stands on a smooth rock-ledge dipping into the Atlantic
This 100 ft. long granite
outcropping has carvings of 32 fishermen, their wives and children. It took
deGarthe ten years to complete his mural. William deGarthe's incredible tribute to Canadian fishermen.
William deGarthe's incredible tribute to Canadian Fisherman.
▲ Michael Morash showing a young boy a
lobster just as he and Graham Fralick came ashore as darkness settled over the Cove.
Eric and Terry on a warm spring day.
▲ Murray (left) and Darrel inside Murray's Lobster Bound waiting for 7am to head out lobstering on the first day of the season.
▲ Eric cutting bait for the lobster traps.
David Keeping on opening day of the
lobster season. The name of his Cape
Islander is "Gotta Like It" and
that's for sure. ►
▲ Wayne and crew are the first to head out the cove.
Murray at the wheel aboard the Reverence with Darrel standing by.
Shops & Tours in the Cove
Our Espresso on deck serves fair-trade organic coffees, freshly baked cookies and Cornish pasties. Old Red Schoolhouse - a venue for performance and fine art. (see web site for upcoming events)
Located in the village of Peggy's Cove on Nova Scotia's south shore. We specialize in Nova Scotian and Canadian crafts, art and fashions for men and women.
124 Peggy's Point Road,
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Web site: www.beales.ns.ca
The Sou' Wester's two-level gift shop offers an extensive collection of gifts and souvenir items in every price range. Our selection includes textiles from tartan kilts and yard goods to jackets for both fine and foul weather. Ceramics, bone china, crystal, pewter and brassware are available including souvenir, household and kitchen items. We also feature books and music by local authors and artists, paintings and ready-to-frame prints, as well as hand-carved birds and decoys. There is something to suit every taste at The Sou' Wester Gift Shop.
Peggy's Cove Gift Shop offers a wide range of Nova Scotia products, including souvenirs, sweaters, T-shirts, and books to name a few. All products are made in Canada.
Many visitors who come to the cove,often ask,
"What does Peggy's Cove
look like in winter?"
Hear are a few samples. We hope you enjoy!
Eric Morash shoveling snow out of his brother's boat...Miss Peggy's Cove.
Beale's Bailiwick is getting a solid foundation after being attacked by roaring waves which almost washed it into the Cove many a time. You can see why from this photo below which was taken during Hurricane Bill. Hopefully the new dam will prevent these devastating acts. The dam should be four feet higher because waves will still spill over this one. The original dam was taken out a few years ago by a hurricane. The fishermen built it in the early 1900's.
LATEST NEWS... PHOTOS TAKEN SUNDAY APRIL 25/2010.
Roger has a new wharf and is also going to raise his fishstore because of the higher tides we are getting.
Eric and his brother Michael were just getting ready to go lobstering. Eric is in the red coat. Later I captured a shot of him as he was heading toward Dover to look his lobster traps. The blue boat below "Miss Peggy's Cove" is Michael's.
Join us for a 1hr boat tour exploring the shores of Peggy's Cove. We will take you east of the harbour into the Atlantic, past the lighthouse and show you our beautiful coast line from the sea. Sites to see are Castle Island, a seagull colony, West Dover, a fishing village and keep your eyes open for marine life such as tuna, porpoises, dolphin, whales and even leatherback turtles. We will also permit you to swim the ocean below with our LIVE UNDERWATER VIDEO and not get wet!
Departures: 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 4:15pm.
Coming Soon...THE BUOY SHACK and two other experiences
you'll enjoy at the Cove.