If you ever make it to Halifax, Novascotia, Canada, less than an hour south is Peggy’s Cove, an area of Novascotia known as the “Bluenose coast” of Novascotia, Canada, Saint Margaret’s Bay. Peggy’s Cove is most known for its beautiful and picturesque view of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, built in 1868, and is probably the most photographed lighthouse in all of Novascotia. Novascotia has over 160 different lighthouses so let that be your marker if you’re ever wondering about whether or not to visit this fishing village. It gets it name from the bay that it’s in (Margaret Bay), which was named after the woman in a boat that sank in the area, and the nickname of Margaret is “Peggy” so Peggy’s Cove stuck.
Peggy’s cove was crawling with people, easily a couple of hundred people were there all over the cove, and there a nice walk to do over the rocks there. Peggy’s Cove has a unique surrounding of rocks which allow for all of the people to be in the area, at the same time. This rock formation was very odd, there were no easy patterns to recognize, and it’s not leveled at all. You’ll walk it and find that you’re walking up and down rolling hills of this rock, looking out on the peaceful ocean. It’s pretty hypnotizing and calming out there, because I saw many gazing out on the horizon, seemingly at peace and for long periods of time. I ended up copying these people, I was more enamored with the scenery of nature there, than the actual lighthouse itself. The crashing of the ocean on the rocks is loud and relaxing at the same time, oddly enough. I had to investigate this rock formation, it was very odd to me. It comes from what is known as the Devonian Period. That rock is from when the earth’s tectonic plates moved and release lava on the surface, which hardened and formed the whole area of Peggy’s Cove. Then the rocks were sliced up by the movement of the glaciers, mixed with the tide of the water. You’ll be very tempted to get closest to the ocean but no one is on guard for you, so you really should exercise caution out there because you can go right to the point of the ocean. On high-tide day, you can easily get pulled out to sea, or if you don’t avoid the black rocks, you’re going in the ocean for sure! I busted my ass a few times before I realized just how slippery it was out there. All of that stunning landscape was carved out the various, huge granite boulders from this Devonian time, which the glaciers tossed around.
Peggy’s Cove also features a “village” where you can go buy things or just admire the laid back ocean-front scenery of the cove. That place is definitely worth the quick walk along the coast and through it. It was my first time watching these houses on the hill by the ocean, just like I had seen in pictures and books. I walked it for a while and got as close to the area as possible. I’m a city boy, that was extremely fascinating to my vision. The houses on the waterfront and hills look so simple in construction, but vibrant in color and many people were also out there admiring that simple beauty. The day was completely clear, not even 1 cloud in the sky and the backdrop was breathtaking. If you want to check a live cam from that area, click here.
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