Visitor Information

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Peggy’s Cove Visitor Information

Information about what to expect when visiting Peggy’s Cove, accessibility, and visitor public washrooms and hours.

About Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is an active fishing village and home to Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Witness the power of the sea, immerse yourselves in the natural landscape, and experience the sights and sounds of the village and the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area.

The village is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people who have been living on these lands since time immemorial. Our relationship is based on a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties between the National of the Mi’kmaq and the Crown, dating back to 1725. We are all treaty people.

Power of the sea

Rogue Wave Can Occur

Sudden high waves can happen even on calm and sunny days. Be mindful of the dangers of the coastline and ocean at Peggy’s Cove and stay alert to protect yourself.

Peggy’s Cove Visitor Information Centre

The Peggy’s Cove Visitor Information Centre is operated by Tourism Nova Scotia, a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. The centre provides province-wide travel information and the onsite travel councillors are happy to share trip planning resources to help you make the most of your visit to Peggy’s Cove and Nova Scotia. Public washrooms, parking lot (including RV and motorcoach spots), and complimentary Wi-Fi for visitors are also available onsite. For the most up-to-date information on our hours of operation, visit: 

Address: 96 Peggy’s Point Road, Peggy’s Cove 

Season: May – October 

Hours of Operation: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Public Washrooms

Public washrooms can be found in 3 locations throughout Peggy’s Cove:

  • By the Visitor Information Centre parking lot
  • In the deGarthe Common Area, located in the heart of the village
  • At the entrance to the viewing deck near the lighthouse parking lot

The washroom closest to the lighthouse is a fully accessible washroom with handrail assistance, family rooms, and two sizes of changing tables (one for children and one for adults).

Public washrooms are available to visitors 7 days a week year-round.

May–October: 9am to 9pm

October–April: 9am to 5pm. The deGarthe Common washrooms are closed.

Peggys Cove Visitors Information about Public Washrooms
Gathering on the Peggys Cove Visitor Boardwalk

Accessibility Information

A Space for Everyone

Overlooking the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and the coastline is an accessible viewing deck. The deck features long shallow ramps, landing spaces, handrails, photoluminescent strips, and multiple viewpoints. Additional accessibility upgrades throughout the village provide a safe and accessible experience for everyone.

In 2022, the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and viewing deck achieved a Gold rating from the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program – a national rating system measuring meaningful accessibility across Canada.

Peggys Cove Community Engagement Walkabout October

Information about the Visitor Viewing Deck

A Community-led Vision for the Future

The Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy was developed in collaboration with the community of Peggy’s Cove. The goal was to enhance liveability, safety, and accessibility for locals, visitors, and businesses alike. To date, this work has resulted in major infrastructure and accessibility improvements in the village, with much more to come! For complete information and an overview of the work and how the master planning process informed it, check out this implementation overview.

A Living Community

Peggy’s Cove is an active fishing village and home to year-round residents. Learn more about the thriving businesses, people, and attractions that make this place extra special.

A Living Community