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Fisherman's Cove

Fresh catches of the day, whale watching and island jaunts are some of the charms of this attractive fishing village just outside of Halifax.

Within a few miles of Nova Scotia's capital city is the small fishing village of Fisherman's Cove. The waterfront community is a wonderful place for a relaxing break, where you can enjoy scenic walks and fresh seafood, and explore a nearby island.

A good place to start, especially if you want to familiarize yourself with the area is the Main Centre. Learn about the local marine animals and explore the history of Eastern Passage and its surrounding islands through interactive artifacts and displays.

Then go for a stroll along the boardwalk that juts out into the Port of Halifax. Enjoy the sea views, which include fishing boats entering and leaving the port. Keep an eye out for seals which are often seen in the water here. Browse the boardwalk’s small collection of stores for clothes and handcrafted goods.

Head out to sea on a boat tour and go whale watching and deep sea fishing. Visit McNabs Island, the largest island in the Port of Halifax, to see the old fort that used to defend the area from attack.

During low tide, go over to McCormacks Beach, just south of Fisherman’s Cove. Its wheelchair accessible boardwalk is a popular place for a bike ride and scenic walk. There are also some excellent views from here. You can see Lawlor Island just offshore, the lighthouse at Devils Island and even Halifax’s skyscrapers in the distance. Stay for a while and picnic in one of the shelters. 

Being a fishing village, Fisherman's Cove has local restaurants that take great pride in the fish dishes prepared with the daily catches. Dine out or buy your own supplies from the fish market.

Fisherman's Cove is just 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from downtown Halifax, a trip that takes about 20 minutes by car. You can also take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth and then make the rest of the journey by bus.

The traditional village with its cottages and fishing community offers a relaxing day trip from Nova Scotia's busy capital.


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Footsteps to the Ocean

1936 Shore Rd, Eastern Passage, NS
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, Lawlor Island Provincial Park and Fisherman's Cove. Shearwater Aviation Museum is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

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    The Westin Nova Scotian

    1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in South End, Halifax, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Pier 21 National Historic Site. Discovery Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is only a 1-minute walk.

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      Romantic Lakefront Cottage Minutes From Ocean Beach and Downtown Halifax

      Romantic Lakefront Cottage Minutes From Ocean Beach and Downtown Halifax

      56 Nolas Ln, Eastern Passage, NS
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Eastern Passage, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, Lawlor Island Provincial Park and Fisherman's Cove. McNabs Island Provincial Park and Shearwater Aviation Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Prince George Hotel CA $93
        Prince George Hotel

        Prince George Hotel

        1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Scotiabank Centre, Halifax Town Clock and Grand Parade. Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre and Halifax City Hall are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 15 minutes by foot.

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          Quiet Lakeside Setting in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth Nova Scotia

          Quiet Lakeside Setting in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth Nova Scotia

          673 Caldwell Road, Cole Harbour, NS
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Fisherman's Cove, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park and Lawlor Island Provincial Park. McNabs Island Provincial Park and Links at Montague are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Cambridge Suites Hotel CA $99
            Cambridge Suites Hotel

            Cambridge Suites Hotel

            1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Neptune Theatre and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Discovery Centre and Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 12 minutes by foot.

              The Barrington Hotel CA $74
              The Barrington Hotel

              The Barrington Hotel

              1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Neptune Theatre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.

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                The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

                1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Halifax, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Halifax Citadel. Scotiabank Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.