Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and Village
Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses and these majestic beacons can be found throughout the province. Some of our lighthouses are world famous! Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, also known as Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1915.
Peggy’s Cove is a small picturesque fishing village with a population of approximately 30 permanent residents. The surrounding rock-solid granite slopes act as a fortress to the narrow ocean inlet, offering a safe haven for the settlement during raging Atlantic seas.
Sadly, no historical evidence of Peggy exists in the community, but legend claims she lived here in the 1800’s. However, a painting and a marble sculpture of Peggy by William deGarthe are displayed in his gallery. Peggy is also depicted in his fifty foot granite carving ‘A Memorial to the Fishermen’ outside and behind The deGarthe Gallery