The Famous Lighthouse
Peggy’s Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community’s famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay. It is a classic red and white lighthouse, retired from active service by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. The lighthouse is one of the most photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse now contains a small Canada Post office where visitors and residents mail letters which receive a special stamp.