About Peggy's Cove Region
The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region is one of the premier travel destinations in the province. Home to the iconic Peggy's Point Lighthouse and the world-renowned village of Peggy's Cove, the area comprises much of the extensive rural section on the western side of Halifax Regional Municipality. This is a very special place, safe and friendly, offering a wealth of engaging experiences, interesting activities, and exciting recreational opportunities for the enjoyment of our visitors.
The eastern gateway to Peggy's Cove is via Route 333, beginning at Goodwood, and passing through the friendly communities of the Prospect area. This travelway crosses the rugged Chebucto Peninsula and provides access to rural roads leading to a host of charming seaside villages; these by-roads are well worth exploring, and photography buffs will be delighted by the rugged coastal landscapes and authentic fishing communities. One of these is Terence Bay, site of the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, one of the region's key attractions. Route 333 leads on to the Peggy's Cove Preservation Area and the village of Peggy's Cove, with its iconic lighthouse and idyllic cove; an expansive viewing deck provides accessibility and affords panoramic views over the stunning seascape.
Route 333 continues along the western border of the Chebucto Peninsula, one of the two great peninsular arms embracing beautiful St. Margaret's Bay, a marine playground for recreational activities, including outstanding sailing and kayaking. The road follows the shore of this beautiful bay, a soul-refreshing drive through welcoming communities, and leads to the Upper Tantallon area, where the largest commercial centre of the region is concentrated along Highway 3 and the Exit 5 area abutting Trans-Canada Highway 103.
In Upper Tantallon, Route 333 intersects with Hwy 3, where a turn to the west follows the shoreline of the bay; inviting beaches abound, some literally at the roadside, a bounty of ten in all. Central to the beaches area is the lovely resort community of Hubbards, a traditional vacation venue offering a variety of accommodation properties, dining experiences, and shopping opportunities, including a long-established Farmers' Market held on Saturday mornings at the Hubbards Barn and Community Park.
The beautiful Aspotogan Peninsula buttresses the western side of St. Margaret's Bay. Route 329, at the western end of Hubbards, wends its way through charming seaside villages. Known locally as the Aspotogan Loop, it has been likened to a "mini" Cabot Trail, and offers expansive views of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean as it loops around to the shores of another great body of water, Mahone Bay, and on to the community of East River.
Route 333, Highway 3 along the head of St. Margaret's Bay, and Route 329 together comprise an extended, scenic, almost exclusively coastal drive: our "Main Street'', all 225 kilometers/135 miles of it! This is designated the Coastal Heritage Trail, a scenic drive along rural routes, where a number of sites of historic and cultural interest have been identified, most with interpretive panels to provide context.
Our inviting tourism region is ideally positioned just outside the urban core of Halifax, affording all the amenities of a small, historic, capital city, together with excellent transportation links. We offer our visitors a fine variety of accommodations to enjoy not only while exploring this region, but also as a comfortable and convenient base for day trips farther afield: we'll be delighted to serve as your home away from home for extended stays. Visit the city and enjoy the waterfront, urban parks, and museums; or within a pleasant hour's drive discover special communities along the South Shore, including Chester, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg; or plan to experience highlights of the Annapolis Valley region, including the National Historic Site of Grand Pre.
A memorable holiday is created not by the distance travelled but by the destination. Experience the comfort and uniqueness of what we offer as we extend to you the warmest of welcomes and renowned maritime hospitality.