IF YOU GO
GREAT PLACES TO STAY AND LOTS OF FAB FOOD, FRESH FROM THE OCEAN
Peggy’s Cove is on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, 44km west of Halifax.
Take Route 333 or Highway 103 from Halifax to Exit 5 and then Route 333.
Accommodation in the area includes oceanfront campgrounds, cosy cottages and friendly bed and breakfasts and inns, catering for a variety of budgets.
Several B&BS are available in or near Peggy’s Cove but book ahead for summer trips.
Try the light lemon-coloured Peggy’s Cove B&B, originally owned by artist William degarthe, on Church Rd (peggyscovebb.com).
If basing yourself in Halifax, the quaint old-world charm of Garden South Park Inn (www.gardensouthparkinn.com) is ideal.
While Peggy’s Cove is known for its lobster, try indulging in mussels and St Margaret’s Bay haddock.
The Sou’wester has great coffee before driving back to Halifax or stay a little longer and enjoy its fresh and cooked seafood including lobster, plus homemade gingerbread before browsing the large souvenir shop.
U Cook Lobster mobile lobster vendor on Peggy’s Point Rd is great for freshly made Atlantic lobster rolls and just-steamed lobsters, harvested wild in the North Atlantic.
You can become a lobster chef in 12 minutes. Staff can explain the best cooking techniques to cook the lobsters at home or you can eat in, with your bounty served with lemon and melted butter.
Dee Dee’s on Peggy’s Point Rd is the place for homemade ice cream.