Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

Photography Hot Spot Location

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia Photography Hot Spot

This location is a sunrise, sunset, and Milky Way location photography hot spot. Plan your trip around; the Milky Way is visible, and in this area, you can clearly see the Milky Way while the moon is out. You can create dynamic Milky Way images at this location between April and October. See our Dark Sky Photography Info page for more details about Milky Way photography.

Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia’s Halifax Regional Municipality, the site of Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (established 1868).

Nova Scotia’s 160 lighthouses span the province and are world-famous attractions. One of Nova Scotia’s most famous features, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, is a historic landmark known for its picturesque beauty.

To immerse yourself in nature, visit Peggy’s Cove and enjoy the beach as waves come at you. Bring a jacket to wrap up with from the wind and dress in shoes or sandals. Stay on the dry white rocks. To ensure safety when enjoying Peggy’s Cove, visit.

The small coastal town of Peggy’s Cove is known for its picturesque and typical East Coast look, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although it is now designated as a preservation area, it has not lost its status as a thriving fishing town.

Peggy’s Cove can be reached on Highway 333 just an hour outside Halifax. The lighthouse is reachable by either Highway 333 from Halifax or Highway 103 from Halifax to Exit 5 and Route 333.

Read all about the history of the lighthouse

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Oceanstone Seaside Resort – The Best Resort in Town!

8650 Peggy’s Cove Road, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Where the Atlantic Ocean greets you at your doorstep. They’re the perfect choice for your coastal getaway. Nestled into a seaside community just outside Halifax and minutes from Peggy’s Cove, you will find a premier resort destination for rest and relaxation.

From their fantastic cottages and inn rooms to their onsite restaurant, Oceanstone Seaside Resort is a place you must experience at least once (and then again and again)! This is the perfect place to stay for Milky Way and Landscape Photographers. Peggy’s Cove is just down the road. They’re sure to please you if you need a winter getaway by the fire or a summertime beach vacation. The intimate setting is perfect for gatherings of various sizes or relaxing family vacations. They also host many events, such as “Up Close & Coastal,” whiskey tastings, learning seminars, and more. This is a perfect destination for Destination Wedding Photographers to offer to their clients as an option! There’s always something to do or a new way to relax. Go and see what the seaside has to provide you with, and photograph the Milky Way right from the porch of your room. It’s time to dip your toes in the water.

The Oceanstone Seaside Resort is one of our all-time favorite places that we have stayed in the years we have been traveling.

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There are no fees to visit East Point Lighthouse. More detailed information on Peggy’s Cove. 




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Do you want us to send our photography and ghost-hunting friends to your campground to stay during their ghost-hunting trip? Put your campground information here. We will put a picture of your establishment, the website link, the phone number, and the information on your campground to make it easy for our photographers and ghost hunters to find you. They are good at getting there in the dark.

Would you like to be featured in an article as a place to stay while doing photography or ghost hunting? If so, please send us an email. You will be surprised at how affordable our prices can be.




Rhubarb is directly in front of the Oceanstone Resort. 8650 Peggy’s Cove Road, Indian Harbour, NS B3Z 3P4902-821-3013

If you want fresh, locally-sourced food served in a casual atmosphere among friends, Rhubarb is it. We absolutely loved the portabella burger. The atmosphere is oh so comfortable.  We all enjoyed our meal, and the service was amiable, fast and plain old, just great. When the weather is just right, sit on the porch and enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the surrounding area.


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Do you want us to send our photography and ghost-hunting friends to your restaurant after their ghost-hunting trip? Put your restaurant information here. We will put a picture of your establishment, the website link, the phone number, and your information on your restaurant to make it easy for our photographers and ghost hunters to find you.

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Hotel Accomodations

Oceanstone Seaside Resort

8650 Peggy’s Cove Road, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.

We highly recommend you stay here!  Pick a room and do Milky Way Photography from your porch.

  • Bedroom 1 – two queen beds
  • Bedroom 2 – two twins beds
  • Bedroom 3 – king (located on the main level)
  • Living/Dining Room – couch, wood stove, TV/DVD
  • Kitchen – soapstone countertops, dishwasher, fridge, 4 burner stove (with oven), microwave, kettle, toaster, pots, pans, glasses, cutlery, plates, coffee machine and filters
  • Bathroom 1 – main floor, 3 piece with stand up shower
  • Bathroom 2 – second floor, 1/2 bath
  • Outside – large private decks, deck chairs, BBQ, firewood and kindling, gardens
  • Basic Occupancy – 8


Rate per night: $375.00

In-Season 2018

Rate per night $550.00



Don’t forget that you can use a rain sleeve on your camera if it is raining. If it is bright and sunny, you want to use a low ISO such as 100.

If you are doing photography along with your ghost hunting on cloudy days, you can do running water or waterfall photography to avoid the glaring sun. You can also use an ND filter to get a long exposure for dramatic effects, even in the sunshine. If you ghost hunt indoors in abandoned places, be careful!

Go to our Photography Store after reading all about waterfall photography or neutral density filters.

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