How to Plan a Day Trip to Peggy’s Cove

Imagine a little fishing village home to 39 residents, living in houses all colors of the rainbow and having fishing supplies laid out along the docks and streets. This is Peggy’s Cove, home to Peggy’s Point lighthouse which is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Trust me when you get here you won’t stop taking photos of this beautiful town.

I know I’m painting the picture of a super quaint and quiet little town on the coast of St. Margaret’s Bay however for 8 months out of the year this touristy town is full of people and tour buses. My suggestions would be to visit between April-June or September-November to avoid massive crowds.

Ways to visit Peggy’s Cove from Halifax:

The drive from Halifax to Peggy’s Cove is about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

You can rent a car in Halifax and take a day trip to Peggy’s Cove and explore other smaller fishing villages and towns in the near by coves.

You can take the gray line bus to Peggy’s Cove, it’s a 3.5-hour tour that starts at 1pm and costs around $50. Keep in mind this tour only runs if a minimum of 8 people have bought the ticket.

Another option is to join a Peggy’s Cove tour that will last for half a day and it gives you more time to explore the town and usually there are a couple other stops along the way.

Since I am a solo traveler and photographer, I joined a photography tour with Picture Perfect Tours and it was a an amazing tour and we got to Peggy’s Cove at 7am and were the only ones there for about an hour which was perfect! This tour lasted about 4 hours and the owner was the one who took us around the best photo spots and taught us the history of the town. Keep in mind there need to be at least 3 people signed up for the tour to run or you can schedule a private tour with him. (Not Sponsored)

Photos taken on the photography tour

Additional Information:

There aren’t many food options in this little town, aside from a couple restaurants that will serve seafood. If you have any dietary restrictions bring your own food if you plan on staying more than a few hours.

An important rule to be aware of is when you are on the rocks surrounding the lighthouse, be sure not to step onto the black rocks because they are slippery, and you will fall into the ocean. Many people have died because they weren’t careful and there are signs around the cove to beware of the unsuspecting waves.

These are black slippery rocks to be aware of

This town is the perfect destination for a summer vacation and the east coast of Canada is beautiful! Can’t wait to see more of it!

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