Preservation Area


The Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area is an ecologically sensitive area. The landscape was transformed over 12,000 years ago by glaciers. Hike through coastal barrens, to see unique vegetation and wildlife. Please stay on existing paths, respect the flora and fauna, and place all waste in the bins provided.

The Peggy’s Cove Preservation Society

The Peggy’s Cove Preservation Society is comprised of community members and stakeholders. Their mission is to work together in sustaining Peggy’s Cove as a living community, its culture, heritage and valuable resources since 1983. Visit the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Society.

Framed Image for Preservation of the Peggys Cove Area
Archived historical photo of peggys cove


The Preservation Area was created to protect its rugged beauty. The Peggy’s Cove Commission Act, passed in 1962, prohibits development in the Preservation Area and restricts development within the village of Peggy’s Cove. The area is comprised about 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) stretching from Indian Harbour to West Dover and includes barrens, bogs, inland ponds, and rocky coastline.