Peggy's Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay & Lunenburg
Travel the Lighthouse Route
Things to see
The big attraction here is, of course, the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built in 1915. But it’s not just the lighthouse, there are plenty of other things to see too: Browse one of the charming gift shops or take a walk among the dozens of inukshuks standing around the property, or even build your own!
Get a workout climbing the massive rocks to get that perfect view of the sea, or find a spot to lie in the sun and let the soothing sounds of the waves wash over you – but not literally!
History: who was Peggy?
Legend has it that when a schooner was shipwrecked in the area in the 1800’s, there was a sole survivor; a woman named Margaret. Some say, she married a local man, settled in the village and thus became renowned as “Peggy of the Cove”. Others say that the name comes from the site’s location at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay (Peggy is a common nickname for Margaret).