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Address: 4 Government Wharf Road | Eastern Passage, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3G 1M7, Canada
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+1 902-465-6093
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

Fisherman's Cove is a quaint 200 year old fishing village. It offers...

Fisherman's Cove is a quaint 200 year old fishing village. It offers visitors a peek into the past while providing a variety of modern day activities for the whole family. It has the sounds of the ocean, seagulls, and sand pipers. Stroll the boardwalk and relax in the sand at MacCormack's Beach. Catch a glimpse of the osprey and herons as they enjoy fishing off the beach. Watch fishing boats come home with their catch and sail boats drift by as they enter the Halifax Harbour through the eastern passage.

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Halifax's fishing village provides just about as much as it can, between a bevy of restaurants serving seafood almost straight out of the sea, to waterfront boardwalks. A little... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is quite amazing. A small fishing village right in the middle of a large metropolitan city . lots of little shops we can get some food overlooking the harbour real pretty.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I live close to fishermans cove and go often I love it just as much every time. All of the little shops are great and jogging on the boarkwalk. Its a great place to go solo or as a family with kids of all ages.

Thank Ashley054654
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of little shops on the board walk and long boardwalk for walking. Beautifal view and has a few little B&B's and a hotel near by.

Thank jneish
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Halifax's fishing village provides just about as much as it can, between a bevy of restaurants serving seafood almost straight out of the sea, to waterfront boardwalks. A little challenging to get to without a car, but worth the trip if it is possible.

Thank FirstCircle
Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fishermen's Cove is a must visit area if visiting Halifax-Dartmouth, especially in the summertime, handy the ocean, quaint little stores, treasures, clothing and great seafood! Walk the boardwalk, enjoy the salt air and view.

Thank CarolynV52
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the area and all the small shops, I really enjoyed the fish and chip restaurant. I can say it was the freshest and most delicious fish and chips I have ever tasted. The prices were great and people were by far the nicest and friendliest I have met and thank you Paul McNeil from Historical Titanic and... More 

Thank mitchd117
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We happen to live in Halifax so we travel to Fisherman's Cove via boat. It is a lovely area with local craft shops and a few small take out restaurants. Some food shops have picnic tables so you can enjoy the ocean views. The craft shops are reasonably priced and if the weather is right this can be a lovely... More 

Thank thejudester n
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice little stroll that make you hungry. Lots of local shops and such. They have a bit of every thing. I must say that you have to go to this place.

Thank Christy Z
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

It's only 15 minutes from Dartmouth's ferry terminal. Located in Eastern Passage a local fishing community just minutes from Dartmouth and Halifax. Has a great Boardwalk, 2 restaurants and a lot of shops selling their local products.

Thank Diane S
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We love going here in the summer and getting icecream and then going out on the boardwalk to the beach for some beachcombing. There is always something interesting on the beach. Sunsets are awesome and the tides are impressive.

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