IF YOU GO

GREAT PLACES TO STAY AND LOTS OF FAB FOOD, FRESH FROM THE OCEAN

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GET­TING THERE

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.

STAY

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.

EAT

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.

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