Fisherman's Cove

Vacation Travel Guide
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Fisherman's Cove

Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Eastern Passage, NS
Located in the heart of Eastern Passage, this golf apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lawlor Island Provincial Park and Fisherman's Cove. Shearwater ...
Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Footsteps to the ocean
Footsteps to the ocean
Eastern Passage, NS
Situated by the sea, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of MacCormacks Beach, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, and Lawlor Island Provincial Park. Fisherman's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (14 reviews)
We had a great stay in Nova
"Good place to call home"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Footsteps to the ocean
Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Eastern Passage, NS
Situated in Eastern Passage, this cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of MacCormacks Beach, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, and Lawlor Island Provincial Park. Fisherman's ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
neighbors share same driveway & yard; a little too close.
"still nice & very quiet."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Barrington Hotel
The Barrington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is $81 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
The Barrington Hotel
Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Eastern Passage, NS
Seafront with hot tub 1-bedroom apartment
Footsteps to the ocean
Footsteps to the ocean
Eastern Passage, NS
Footsteps to the ocean
Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Eastern Passage, NS
Romantic lakefront cottage minutes from ocean beach and downtown Halifax
Hotel Halifax
Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is $85 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Hotel Halifax
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
The price is $92 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Prince George Hotel
Prince George Hotel
4 out of 5
1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
The price is $82 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 5
Prince George Hotel
Quiet Lakeside Setting in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
Quiet Lakeside Setting in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
Cole Harbour, NS
Quiet Lakeside Setting in Cole Harbour, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
5 out of 5
1700 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS
The price is $118 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.