Fisherman's Cove
Fisherman's Cove
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Grumpyogre
Guelph, Canada152 contributions
Sep. 2022
Nice little shops with pleasant people to distract you. Nice walking trail around the cove. Luckily it survived the Hurricane with little damage.
Written September 28, 2022
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Vensure1
Ottawa, Canada108 contributions
Aug. 2022
While it was scenic enough, and we enjoyed the vistas out on to the water with the city of Halifax in the distance, the village itself leaved a bit to be desired...it was not as lively as we'd hoped. We were sort of expecting there to be some period interpreters from a historical society, or something that would bring it more to life. But the huts themselves were well decorated and arranged, and sold a variety of interesting trinkets and whatnot.
Written September 3, 2022
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sara1207
Calgary, Canada35 contributions
Aug. 2022
This is interesting to walk though. At our stage of life (76 and 77), we don't buy many souvenirs, but the buildings are colourful, and the ice cream was very good!
Written August 28, 2022
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Buddyboy1
Halifax, Canada341 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Our first visit to Fishermen's Cove. This is a lengthy strip of quaint little craft shacks, beautifully presented and maintained. Having been to Peggy's Cove many times, I'd rate this close as a place to spend an hour or too or take visitors. The boutiques were all crammed with interesting things and, without exception, all operators were fun and interesting to talk to. Parking is easy. There are many, many benches outside the shops along the boardwalk for husband's to sit waiting while solving the world's problems. Overall a great tourist spot. They say it gets very busy in the summer season.
Written June 16, 2022
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snworb
Toronto, Canada227 contributions
Aug. 2021
A short drive from Halifax and enjoy the quaint local shops. Stroll along the boardwalk for some nice views along the waterfront. Tons of free parking.
Written September 6, 2021
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Viviane H
148 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
I saw some great photos and tought it would be more like a small village but it was only some random mini houses all transformed into tourist boutiques (they were all closed at this time). There was not really good views of the little bay and it was industrial zone… I did not even take a photo.
Written August 23, 2021
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2017Luv2travel
Falmouth, Canada154 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Absolutely delightful boardwalk with ample parking featuring an ice cream shop, candy shop, and a couple of restaurants for a more substantial bite to eat. Boat and jet ski rentals add to the fun. Will definitely be back once Covid is over and more shops are open.
Written August 3, 2020
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GreenGoddess
Dartmouth, Canada359 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
I aways enjoy a visit here. walk about hunting the little shops for a treasure, book a boat ride or a paddle trip or wander to the nearby shore line.
Written November 7, 2019
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GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada2,020 contributions
Sep. 2019
Our friend took us on a brief tour of Halifax which included a visit to Fisherman’s Cove. This is a tourist’s delight with its many gift shops, food / restaurant choices, and great views of the surrounding waters and countryside.
Written September 30, 2019
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Martin01_10
Sleaford, UK58 contributions
Aug. 2019
Visited Fisherman's cove on each trip to Nova Scotia and absolutely love the ice creams. Get a really good portion size for the money compared to other venue's and we all love the flavors and variety.
If you don't fancy the ice creams have some of their candy or one of their milk shakes.
Highly recommend.
On a separate note: you can paddle in the sea at quite a distance on without it getting too deep. Kids love to hunt for shells and crabs.
Written September 5, 2019
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