According to legend, Peggy's Cove was named after the only survivor of a schooner that ran aground and sank in 1800... a woman named Margaret. Local folk called her "Peggy" and her home came to be known as Peggy's Cove. The original lighthouse was built in 1868 and is one of the most photographed lighthouse in the world. It was amazing to walk out over the rocks and visit.
This was definitely a place of interest for us and was on our bucket list. Many of our friends had traveled here and we heard a lot of stories as to how charming the little village was and how magnificent the lighthouse was... Their stories were all true!
The lighthouse is definitely one of the major draws to this small community but there is so much more. It is an actual working fishing village with a year round population of only about 60 permanent residents.
deGarthe Museum, a famous artist who carved a village scene on a granite wall and did many paintings showing everyday life of Peggy's Cove.
Peggy's Cove is one of the top tourist areas on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and is really a great place to spend the day... Great views ~ Good restaurant ~ Fabulous lighthouse ~ and the deGarthe Museum.. I hope you enjoyed our visit there and you get to see it for yourselves one day.
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