7) Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
Another one of Nova Scotia’s gems, just a 1-hour drive from Mahone Bay, is Peggy’s Cove. This fishing town’s claim to fame is its historic Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, built over 100 years ago and perched atop a large, flat rocky outcrop jutting into the ocean. The town is sprinkled with quaint houses on the edge of the rocky coastline, which make for some splendid views. While there’s plenty of rugged walking trails, ocean-vista hikes, and rocky landscapes to explore, the area around Peggy’s Cove is also a great place to get in the water. The region is known for being a great surfing spot, whether you’re a first-timer or experienced surfer. If surfing isn’t your thing, go ocean cruising in a kayak or hop a whale-watching tour for a chance to spot the North Atlantic’s gentle giant. As a fishing town, you’ll find the opportunity for deep-sea fishing tours, too.
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