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7Shots: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Welcome to the 2nd edition of my 7Shots photography series, where I share another highlight of my 2015 road trip through Nova Scotia. Last summer we drove 3,700 km to explore this beautiful coastal province and Peggy’s Cove was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, less than an hour away from Halifax.

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Fisherman's House and Lobster Traps

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Fisherman’s House and Lobster Traps

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Harbour View

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Harbour View

The lighthouse at Peggy’s Point is one of the most iconic places in Canada, and claims to be the most photographed lighthouse in Atlantic Canada (some say even in the world).

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Peggy's Point Lighthouse Panorama

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Peggy’s Point Lighthouse Panorama

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - View over Bay

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – View over Bay

When you get there, make sure to plan enough time to walk around and enjoy the spectacular views of the lighthouse from the rocks.

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Peggy's Point Lighthouse

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Coastal View

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Coastal View

Most visitors aren’t aware of the area on the other side of the parking, where you will find nice views on a small bay. Follow the little trails through the high grass to access this bay area, where you will find many pools of warm crystal clear water to bathe in or to explore the marine life. While there are always lots of visitors at the lighthouse throughout the day, we were glad to find this hidden place away from the crowds.

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Hidden Cove

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Hidden Bay

Previous 7Shots Posts

What are your favorite places in Nova Scotia?

Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. I work mostly with acrylics on paper, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.


  1. kage2015 on 29. August 2016 at 8:43

    Since I probably won’t ever get to visit Nova Scotia, I love seeing it through your photos. Beautiful.

  2. Iris on 12. September 2016 at 9:01

    Lovely pictures!

    In my modest opinion, I believe the shot of yhe coastal view to be the best one. :)

  3. Wandering JM on 12. September 2016 at 9:50

    Amazing photos! Well done! Nova Scotia looks very nostalgic yet beautiful. I love to go there someday.

  4. bakeforgranted on 12. September 2016 at 10:06

    Amazing shots, makes me miss it. We lived in Halifax for 3 years and loved Peggy’s Cove and Lueneburg was another favourite!

  5. Hatsuharu Kikkawa on 12. September 2016 at 10:13

    Wow great shots. Nova Scotia seems to be a good place.

  6. Carola on 12. September 2016 at 14:56

    Wow! I love these pictures. Absolutely stunning. My favorites are coastal view and Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Peggy’s Point Lighthouse.

  7. Ree on 12. September 2016 at 15:01

    Wow it looks beautiful! I’ve never been but would love there go. You’re photography is awesome! Ree love30

  8. Jerwel De Perio on 12. September 2016 at 19:54

    All the images were great! What kind of Camera do use? It all has a lovely atmosphere on it.

    • Martin Lukas Ostachowski on 3. November 2016 at 7:45

      Thank you, I really just used two different point-and-shoot cameras, the Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Nikon Coolpix AW130 Tough. I enhanced the photos lightly with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

  9. Tina on 13. September 2016 at 5:39

    Why are you doing this to me. I get that feeling of really wanting being there, but then life hits me and I think I will never experience such beauty. But in all honesty, it takes a great photographer to see the beauty that is one place, just like you did.
    Tina von S

  10. annalisanuttall on 18. September 2016 at 4:46

    It looks lovely, love to visit one day.

  11. Arunas on 18. September 2016 at 10:17

    Beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

  12. gilian on 3. November 2016 at 9:50

    Great photos. I love the freshness of the view. It can be so relaxing. :)

  13. Ree love30 on 3. November 2016 at 17:49

    WOW your photos are truly stunning! You’re very talented. I’ve never been to nova scotia before, your photos make me want to go! Ree love30

  14. Vyjay Rao on 4. November 2016 at 1:10

    The pictures are stunning. I especially loved the pictures of the Lighthouse. I somehow associate lighthouses with an aura of melancholic romance, and this is captured so well in the pictures.

  15. JeevaNayagi on 29. November 2016 at 3:25

    Wow, I can only imagine how great it must have been to be there . Absolutely lovely pictures.

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